Glanbia plc announced that it has created 90 new jobs in Dublin and Monaghan as well as advancing their UHT milk products into the global market.
A new UHT dairy will open in Castleblayney, Monaghan and will be fully operational by early 2014, employing up to 40 people. Long-life liquid milk and cream will then be able to be exported to emerging markets such as the Middle East and China. This new investment is financed by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Agriculture and Food.
The other facility in Citywest, Dublin will employ up to 50 people.
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Richard Bruton, Minister for Enterprise told Independent.ie that the new jobs were a "major boost for the sector and further evidence of what can be achieved right across the country".
"I am delighted to welcome the announcement of 90 jobs and associated investments by Glanbia. They are an endorsement of Ireland's Food Harvest 2020 plan and demonstrate the confidence that Glanbia has in its suppliers to deliver high quality milk. Developing an Irish branded, UHT product, for the Chinese market is a really important, strategic move for both the company and the Irish Dairy industry. I am also heartened to see the company set up its EMEA, head office, in Dublin for its Performance Nutrition business. This is a part of the dairy industry where Ireland and Glanbia are leaders," Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD said.