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“It was the night of the big storm and it was cloudy so perhaps not many people saw it because most people were indoors.”
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
Allergan Pharmaceuticals have announced that they will invest $350 million (€275 million) in their Westport site over the next five years, to construct a 135,000 sq ft biologics manufacturing facility. Approximately 200 jobs will be created, along with up to 250 indirect jobs locally, during the construction period.
The news was officially announced by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, who called it a ‘huge confidence boost for Westport and the entire region’.
The company have acquired the Technology Park that is adjacent to their manufacturing facility on the Castlebar Road in Westport, and work on the design phase of the project will begin immediately. It is anticipated that the new plant - which is being developed to satisfy the ever-growing global demand for Botox - will be fully operational by 2017. While the construction phase will not take this long, the facility will have to meet strict regulatory and validation requirements before it can begin manufacturing.
Allergan first came to Westport in 1977, and over the last 35 years has been almost constantly expanding. The Westport facility is now the largest manufacturing plant within the company network, and with over 800 employees, also has the largest number of staff in one location, outside of their corporate headquarters in Irvine, California.
(Source: The Mayo News)
A 12-year-old Oldcastle boy who suffers from cerebral palsy cannot go to school because it has banned his assistance dog.
The youngster could be facing two more weeks at home before any decision is made to allow the dog back.
Luke Kelly-Melia, who is in sixth class at Knocktemple National School in Virginia, has to stay at home because of the "ludicrous" decision to not allow his assistance dog, Aidan, to accompany him to lessons.
His parents, Pauline and Brendan, have decided to home-school Luke, who turns 13 this week, and are waiting for the school to make a decision about their request to allow the specially-trained golden retriever back into the school.
Luke's father Brendan says his son's life has been "transformed" since last November, when he got the assistance dog from Cork-based charity Dogs For The Disabled, which helps Luke's mobility.
"He used to fall maybe three times a day," said Brendan, who admits he is struggling to understand the decision.
(Source: Meath Chronicle)
An Irishman who was injured as three of his colleagues were blown up by a bomb in Iraq in 2003, while he was serving with the US army, has died in Boston.
Bernard Shevlin (43) was from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. He was also a former policeman in the US.
Following his police career, he joined the American army and served as a major with the US forces in Iraq.
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