Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; South-East (IRL);
Location of affected unit(s)
Clonmel (Tipperary)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 June 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


In the single-largest job expansion in Ireland in 2004,US medical device manufacturer, Guidant Corporation, is to create 1,000 jobs to add to its existing workforce of 1,000 people at its plant in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. The expansion will allow the company to develop its new generation of stent medical devices, used in the treatment of cardio-vascular disease, and it would see the company double its current spend in the Irish economy of 80 million euros per year. The 1,000 new jobs - recruitment for 500 of which will commence in 2005 - span a range of skills. There will be jobs for people with Leaving Certificate, diploma and degree qualifications, and also for people with special qualifications in engineering, chemistry, biology and material sciences.


  • 23 June 2004: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2004), Guidant, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 60407, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60407.