Doherty Welcomes Abbott Ireland Donegal Expansion Plans

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has welcomed an announcement made earlier today (Monday) by Abbott Ireland that the company is planning to expand its workforce at its manufacturing facility near Donegal Town.


Deputy Doherty said:


“This decision announced today by Abbott Ireland that the company intends to expand its current operations here in Donegal Town with the creation of some 500 new jobs is truly fantastic news.

“The company, which manufactures medical device products for diabetes care currently employs around 200 people at its facility in Lurganboy.

“This expansion will see the facility scale up its operations here as part of this exciting multi-year growth project which was unveiled by the firm today.

“This is very welcome news particularly for this county which, despite a pick up in the economy following the economic downturn, continues to experiences high levels of unemployment.

“The decision also represents a huge vote of confidence in Donegal and in our talented local workforce and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone involved well as these plans progress going forward.”