July 28, 2016

DEZ - Pharma Cluster

Pharmaceutical companies include world leaders like Helsinn-Birex, Mallinckrodt, Bristol-Myers Squibb, West and Alexion Pharma.

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Pharmaceutical companies includes world leaders The area provides employment to over 17,000 employees working in 780 companies.

The Deputy Mayor spoke passionately about future growth and further employment opportunities.

"As a Council we are determined to work collaboratively with local business leaders, relevant State Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, Third Level Institutes and other local stakeholders to best leverage the significant strengths of the area so that we provide for the needs of our future generations. By working closely together we can ensure that we all can benefit, including ultimately the Citizens of Fingal."

Ireland’s universities have scored highly in a new European ranking system (2014) with most finishing in the top half of the U-Multirank system.  Irish colleges and universities have been "punching above their weight" for years with a burgeoning international reputation for excellence.  Within one hour’s drive, Dublin Enterprise Zone has access to five universities, four Institutes of Technology and the National College of Ireland which, between them, cater for over 90,000 students.   The education providers in Dublin and surrounding areas have long established links with industry and work, in co-operation with businesses, to ensure that their skills, knowledge and research and development needs are met.