MSD Ireland Expands Carlow Site

At a glance
  • Over 100 new jobs will be created at the Carlow site.
  • Construction of the new facility begins immediately, with operations starting in 2025.
  • The facility will focus on next-generation oncology biologics.
  • 700 roles will be created during construction.

Job Creation and Expansion

MSD Ireland is set to create over 100 new jobs in Carlow as part of its expansion efforts. This follows a successful planning application with Carlow County Council. The new facility will focus on the production of next-generation oncology biologics.

Construction and Timeline

Construction of the new state-of-the-art facility will begin immediately, with the aim of starting manufacturing operations in 2025. The project will also generate 700 roles during the construction phase.

Facility and Workforce

The new facility will employ an additional 100 permanent staff, adding to the current workforce of nearly 530 employees. The roles will include positions in quality, operations, engineering, supply chain, and technical support.

Government and IDA Ireland Support

Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar, highlighted the importance of MSD's role in Ireland's life sciences sector, noting the company's significant contribution to employment across multiple counties. Mary Buckley, Executive Director of IDA Ireland, emphasized that this investment strengthens Ireland's position as a global destination for manufacturing excellence in vaccines and biopharmaceuticals.