Pfizer is to begin producing Covid-19 vaccines in Dublin by the end of this year.
€32 million will be invested in the company's Grange Castle facility to expand its manufacturing capability.
The pharmaceutical giant will recruit 75 additional staff to assist in the development of the vaccines.
Not only will the $40m investment create 75 new jobs at Grange Castle in Dublin – it also puts Ireland at the heart of the EU’s fight against the pandemic.
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) May 19, 2021
The jabs produced in Grange Castle will be supplied to countries across the world.
Dr. Paul Duffy, VP, Pfizer Global Supply says “This is a very significant moment for Ireland and for our Grange Castle site. We are immensely proud to be able to play a part in manufacturing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.”
Taoiseach Micheal Martin has welcomed the news saying it puts Ireland at the heart of the EU’s fight against the pandemic.