Former Schering-Plough company (since 1964) now MSD to close in Rathdrum in 2 years time, thats 280 jobs. It will be interesting to see the reason for the closure if we are now supposed to be more competitive etc but looks like the green shoots in the Garden of Ireland are wilting. MSD Ireland will continue to employ about 2,000 people.
MSD employs 2,300 people directly in Ireland and provides an additional 9,000 indirect jobs through the services we use.
In the last four decades the company has invested over €2.2bn in Ireland. MSD is one of Ireland's leading exporters and contributes significantly towards making the pharmaceutical industry the country’s leading export sector. MSD is a member of Guaranteed Irish and manufactures and packages many of its leading products for the world market in Ireland.