Mairead McGuinness Fine Gael MEP for Sligo and Vice-President of the European Parliament has welcomed the announcement that AbbVie is to create 50 jobs at Ballytivnan in Sligo saying: “This is a very positive development. It is indicative of the strength of the medical devices sector in Ireland and of the quality of the Irish workforce.
“It is also indicative of a growing economy where it is now evident that growth is spreading into the regions.
“This is important for the country as a whole and we need to see a continued recovery reaching all regions of the country.
“Meanwhile, the Government’s €250 million plan aimed at providing 14,000 jobs in the Midlands will underpin and accelerate that growth,” she said.