Deputy Noel Harrington TD Fine Gael Cork South West speaking in the Dail on Statements on Pre European Council and Ratification of the Treaty on Stability Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monitary Union on Wednesday the 29th February 2012.
Thank you Ceann Comhairle, for calling me to speak, I regret that I have only 5 minutes in this very important debate as I enter my second year as an elected representative of the people in this house. This debate goes to the hub of all political issues in that our primary function in this house is to raise taxes to pay for all the public services that we vote to provide for all our citizens.
Cork, Ireland, 27th February 2012– Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that Eli Lilly and Company, a global leader in biopharmaceuticals, is to invest €330 million in a brand-new facility at its Kinsale campus in Cork. The investment will expand the Kinsale site’s existing biopharmaceutical mission with the establishment of an additional world-class commercialisation and manufacturing facility.
The new facility, when fully operational, will require up to 200 highly skilled employees. In addition, a further 300 construction jobs will be created on the site during building works. IDA Ireland worked closely with Lilly to attract this investment to Ireland.
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Oireachtas Agriculture Committee meets with Northern Ireland Assembly Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Media Release – 15 November 2011
Members of the Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture travelled to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont today (Tuesday) to meet with their counterparts on the Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D., today [Thursday] welcomed the latest figures from the CSO which show services exports in the first half of 2011 up 8.4% on the first half of 2010.
This data shows that Ireland’s services exports for the second quarter of 2011 reached a new quarterly record of nearly €20bn (€19.888bn) representing an increase of 7.3% on the same quarter in 2010.