Paul Conway and David McDonnell, Ennistymon Men’s Shed with Barbara Ó Conchúir, Community Development and Family Support Worker, North West Clare Family Resource Centre, Edelle Costelloe, Environmental Education and Awareness, Clare County Council and Karen Foley, Environmental Awareness Officer Clare County Council. Pic: Eamon Ward

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SIXTY new jobs are on the way for Shannon, with the potential to expand to 600 over the next year.

Edwards Lifesciences will invest €80 million in a new plant in the Mid-West, with initial development beginning in Shannon.

The new jobs will cover multiple areas such as production staff, engineering and professional management, to work at its initial site in Shannon

The California based company develops Transcatheter heart valves and other technologies in the area of structural heart disease.
The new facility, expected to be completed by 2020, expects to employ approximately 600 people.

The location for the new facility is as yet unknown.

“The decision to establish the Shannon Group as an independent entity to develop both Shannon airport and the Free Zone has served as the catalyst for a number of significant job announcements in recent months and I am confident that this trend will continue over the coming months,” Fine Gael TD Joe Carey commented.

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