After Making Cuts In The U.S., Eli Lilly To Create Hundreds Of New Jobs In Ireland

Published: May 08, 2017

U.S. pharma giant Eli Lilly is to proceed with a €200m expansion at its Kinsale manufacturing site in Co Cork, in a major boost for the Government following a series of Brexit-related losses.

Senior management in Ireland were informed in recent days that Eli Lilly's global board had given the green light for the project, which will create hundreds of new jobs in addition to the 500 people already employed in Kinsale.

It was feared last February that Eli Lilly's planned investment into Ireland had fallen victim to US President Donald Trump's 'America First' policy, which has seen many US multinationals - especially pharmaceutical and tech companies - stall or cancel their overseas investments.

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