Breen welcomes Jobs announcement at Analog

July 21st, 2011 - Pat Breen

Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen has welcomed the announcement of the creation of 100 jobs and an investment of €50 million in R&D at Analog Devices in Limerick.

The investment was announced at a press conference in Limerick by Jerald G. Fishman, President and CEO, Analog Devices, with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. and Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D.

Commenting on the news Deputy Breen said that “ADI employs over 1,000 people at its Limerick facility, many of whom are from County Clare. This investment is very welcome news for the Mid-West Region and shows that this Government is committed to supporting growth and expansion in this area.”

“It is also a vote of confidence in the educational, road, rail and airport infrastructure which is available here in the Mid West Region, including the University of Limerick, and the International Airport at Shannon Airport.”

“As a Government we are determined to attract further R&D and international Companies to locate here and we are working hard to get this economy growing again so that we can achieve this. Investment in R&D is the way forward for the Mid-West Region.”

“As well as the creation of the 100 new R&D jobs, the planned construction of their new 140,000-square foot R&D centre is a very welcome boost for the Construction Sector.”