Taoiseach To Visit Co. Tipp Today


The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to visit Tipperary today including visits to Clonmel, Cahir and Thurles.

Boston Scientific in Clonmel is to invest €80M in a new facility that will lead to the creation of 400 new jobs. Boston Scientific employees based in Clonmel manufacture medical devices that help patients suffering from conditions such as heart disease, neurological disorders, kidney stones, and diseases of the pancreas, bile ducts and oesophagus. Hiring is underway for positions in highly specialised roles within production, engineering, quality, supply chain and R&D functions. 6,500 people are presently employed by the company at it’s three Irish sites in Clonmel, Cork and Galway. The expansion is supported by IDA Ireland.

The Taoiseach is also to officially open Bunscoil na Cathrach in Cahir a new co-education primary school and will also officially open the Stanwix Village community in Thurles this afternoon.

Bunscoil na Cathrach is a co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. The school currently employs a staff of over 50 people in many different roles – Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Assistants, Home School Liaison, School Completion Co-Co-ordinator, Secretarial, Cleaning and Caretaker positions. The school has a current enrolment of 412 pupils between junior infants and sixth class.

Stanwix Village is a new housing development led by Thurles Lions Housing Trust that provides accommodation for 19 people. The Village involves own door apartments and a building that supports 5 people in supported housing. The original building constructed in 1899 has been extensively refurbished and two buildings added to the site on Kickham Street Thurles.