Facebook Previous articleGrow helping break down the stigma surrounding mental healthNext articleWatch: Limerick shines a light on the Shannon Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Advertisement Email TAGSbusinessCastletroyLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elegant property in Monaleen #LimerickPostProperty Linkedin Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up BusinessNewsPoliticsEdwards Lifesciences facility “terrific achievement for Limerick City”By Staff Reporter – October 9, 2018 4824 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic WhatsApp Senator Kieran O’DonnellCASTLETROY-based Limerick Senator, Kieran O’Donnell, has welcomed the announcement of 600 new jobs for the area, in what he describes as a “terrific achievement for Limerick City and Castletroy”. US Company, Edwards Lifesciences, has selected the National Technological Park, Castletroy as the location for its new purpose-built €80 million permanent manufacturing facility which will employ 600 people. Senator O’Donnell said, “I am delighted with the fantastic announcement by Global leading US medical heart technology company, Edwards Lifesciences that they have selected the National Technological Park in Castletroy to locate their new purpose built, state of the art manufacturing facility which will employ a very impressive 600 people by 2021. “As part of the local Community, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Edward Lifesciences management to Castletroy and wish them every success with this very ambitious and exciting investment here. “This is a terrific achievement for Limerick City and Castletroy especially with the announcement that construction on the site will begin early in the new year, with the plant to become fully operational by 2021.“An investment of this magnitude, in terms of both capital and job creation is a serious statement of confidence by Edward Lifesciences in what Brand Limerick has to offer as a strategic business location. “Indeed I was not surprised that one of the reasons Edward Lifesciences chose to build their permanent manufacturing plant in Castletroy was the wealth of experience and talented workforce available here in the medical technology area. “In Castletroy, we already have a significant cluster of leading medical technology companies. Nearby UL along with LIT and MIC provides top quality graduates. “Furthermore, the building of this new 170,000 square feet (approx.15,700 square meters) purpose-built state of the art manufacturing facility by Edwards Lifesciences will provide a large and welcome construction jobs boost during the building phase up to 2021. “I wish to complement the IDA for their work on this project for Limerick. “Brand Limerick City can stand tall as a premier location for business. This terrific announcement by Edward Lifesciences for Castletroy is a further public endorsement of our strong brand here,” Senator O’Donnell said. The plant will manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valve therapies. The 600 jobs will be created in roles ranging from leadership opportunities, planning, quality control, assembly, engineering and finance. Edwards Lifesciences plans to build this new 170,000 square feet (approx.15,700 square meters) state of the art purpose-built manufacturing facility on a brownfield site in the National Technological Park, Castletroy by 2021. Over 60 people are expected to be employed at Edwards Lifesciences’ initial site in the Shannon Free Zone, which opened last August. People can find out about Job opportunities at the interim location in Shannon and permanent location at Castletroy by checking out and submitting applications at www.edwards.com/irelandjobs. Limerick on Covid watch list
Trade Unionist and General Secretary of the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), Kenneth Joseph, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Thursday, some three weeks after suffering a stroke.Joseph’s death was confirmed to Guyana Times by his wife, who said that he had suffered a stroke on February 1. He was 66 years old.President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) KomalNAACIE’S Kenneth JosephChand, said he received news of Joseph’s death at around midday on Thursday. He said he is saddened to hear of his passing, as he was still young and had a lot to contribute to the workers.According to Chand, the two unions have worked closely together over the years, championing the cause of workers.“He was cooperative and concerned about workers’ welfare and was not afraid to share solidarity. Even when we got disagreements, he opened himself to criticisms.”Chand said while he was aware Joseph was sick, he did not expect him to die. “He still had a lot to offer, he was still young. I will miss him and a lot of people will be surprised and shocked at his passing,” Chand told this publication.Joseph, who has been at the forefront with GAWU, fighting for the rights of workers, was only late last year representing workers of the Guyana Power and Light, who were clamouring for improved wages and salaries and working conditions.Prior to that, he had also been in solidarity with sugar workers, especially those attached to the Wales Sugar Estate.