Over 180 jobs to be created across the country – Bruton

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton today announced over 180 jobs to be created in Westmeath Monaghan, Dublin and Kildare.

The Minister welcomed the news that three Irish food companies are to begin investment programmes and create new jobs across the country.

Kildare company O’Brien Fine Foods are to create 51 jobs in Timahoe, County Kildare. The company is a leading producer of premium cooked hams, sausages, rashers and puddings for the retail trade markets in the UK and Ireland, and will invest over €3 million in a major development programme over the next three years.

Green Farm Foods, a leading producer of premium cooked meat products, is to invest €2.8m, leading to the creation of 30 new jobs in Rathowen, County Westmeath. The company is to double its production capacity to meet increasing demand for its products, allowing it expand its existing international markets and enter new markets.

Swift Fine Foods, located in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, produces premium quality chilled and frozen ready meals for the retail trade and foodservice markets, and is creating  53 jobs  over the next three years as part of a €3million investment.

In today’s fourth jobs announcement, Stream Global Service is to begin a major hiring drive in the Dublin area to fill more than 50 permanent and 200 seasonal positions for its facilities in Swords & Santry. The new positions across the Dublin sites will focus on providing technical support solutions for one of Stream’s global clients. Stream provides training, support and career growth opportunities for its employees and it has a growing presence in Dublin and across the UK.