350 New Jobs Are To Be Created By MSD In North Dublin


Pharmaceutical company MSD has announced the creation of 350 jobs in Dublin. The positions will come on stream with construction of a new biotechnology facility in Swords.

Site works will start immediately, and manufacturing is expected to begin in 2021. A new manufacturing facility, producing biologics-based medicines for the worldwide market, will be built on the firm’s previous site in Swords.

MSD employs approximately 1,800 people across its sites in Ireland and it’s a leading global healthcare leader with a strong legacy in Ireland, stretching back over 50 years.

Meanwhile the decision by MSD to create 350 new jobs in Swords is a validation of what the Dublin region has to offer, according to business group Dublin Chamber.

The Chamber said the new MSD jobs were a good example of the types of jobs that Dublin and Ireland can ‘continue to attract’ – but only if we continue to maintain and enhance our offering.

According to Dublin Chamber CEO Mary Rose Burke: “Yet again we see that the biggest and best companies in the world want to do business in Dublin. MSD’s commitment to Ireland sends a message to the rest of the world about Ireland’s credentials. MSD was previously a big employer in Swords and it is fantastic to see the company expand its presence here once again.”