Thursday, 4th July 2013:  An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD and Minister of State, Mr Fergus O’Dowd TD visited BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) operations in Drogheda Co Louth, where €3.5 million has been invested in new equipment to manufacture state-of-the-art safety needles designed to help protect healthcare workers and patients from medical sharps injuries.

The investment, supported by the IDA, has created 28 new jobs at the plant. BD produces BD Posiflush™ syringes, insulin pen needles and lancet blood sampling devices in its Drogheda facility. BD Ireland employs approximately 450 people at its two plants in Drogheda, Co Louth and Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

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