It's opening a new Irish HQ
Pharmaceuticals company Shire will create 150 jobs at its new headquarter offices in Miesian Plaza on Baggot St in central Dublin.
The company is moving from Citywest to Bank of Ireland's former head office - it will "provide support services across Shire’s global operations in the areas of procurement and finance."
By the end of June 2017, approximately 300 Shire employees will be based at the new office - and there will still be space for future hires.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD attended today's launch, "I met the Shire CEO Dr Flemming Ørnskov at the World Economic Forum in Davos last January. I am glad they have chosen Ireland as the location for a further 150 jobs. This thriving company and their pioneering work in the field of bio-medicine is exactly the type of business we seek to attract," he commented.
Alan Walshe, Shire's general Manager for Ireland added: "It’s an exciting time for us at Shire in Ireland. The decision to open our corporate HQ at the Miesian Plaza and last year’s announcement of our investment in a state-of-the-art biologics facility at Piercetown in County Meath demonstrates that Ireland remains an important part of Shire’s global footprint and future strategy."
The company's products are sold in over 100 countries and treat a number of rare diseases.