Varadkar welcomes 100 jobs at West Pharma

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Local TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has welcomed the announcement of 100 jobs by West Pharma at Damastown Industrial Estate in Dublin West.

West Pharma is expanding its plant and taking on 100 extra staff over the next five years. Minister Varadkar attended the official announcement this week along with his colleague, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

Speaking at the launch, Minister Varadkar said: “I’m delighted to see these secure and well-paid jobs being created in the area. It’s further evidence that our economy continues to grow and the labour force continues to expand, notwithstanding the uncertainties of the world at present. It also underlines the greater Blanchardstown area as a major hub for technology, pharmaceutical and inward investment.

“However the Government won’t be complacent and we will continue to foster a pro-business environment by providing better infrastructure, servicing more land, keeping taxes low, providing our people with the skills and education they need to secure good employment, and making sure that Ireland remains at the heart of Europe and open to the world.”