Good news for jobseekers in Tipperary as major employer announces £100m investment

There was positive news for jobseekers in Tipperary today, as a major employer in North and Central Tipperary, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland UC, announced an extension to its existing facility in Plassey , Limerick.

The €100 million investment has the potential to create 80 new jobs and will support the company’s ambition to redefine healthy sight for the lives of more people around the world.

Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Limerick site is one of the largest contact lens manufacturing facilities in the world.

The investment will increase the factory’s manufacturing capacity, with the installation of fully automated flexible manufacturing lines, built with state-of-the-art technology.

Speaking at today’s announcement, Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD said: “The MedTech sector is a crucial part of the Irish economy, and Johnson & Johnson Vision’s continued commitment to doing business here is welcome. The work carried out at their Limerick factory has a profound impact on the lives of people all over the world, and I am delighted that this site continues to go from strength to strength,” he said.