Cllr Emer Higgins and Cllr Vicki Casserly have welcomed the official opening of a €40m plant in Grange Castle. The Japansese pharma group, Takeda, opened it’s new state-of-the-art cancer drug manufacturing plant recently. Minister for Social Protection and Employment Affairs, Regina Doherty, was on hand to cut the ribbon flanked by Fine Gael Cllrs Emer Higgins and Vicki Casserly. “Grange Castle is a thriving business park and it’s great to see businesses like Takeda expand and succeed here. 40 new jobs were created by Takeda in their latest expansion bringing a total of 175 jobs to their site in Grange Castle.

It’s encouraging to see investment from multinational corporations as it’s a vote of confidence in what we, as a County, can offer to businesses. Job creation is good news for both our local area and our local economy,” said Cllr. Emer Higgins who is a General Election Candidate for Fine Gael in Dublin Mid West. “It was great to participate in the opening of Takeda’s impressive site in Grange Castle, as Mayor of our County. The site will be used to manufacture global supplies of the company blockbuster drug Ninlaro, an oral medicine that is used in combination therapy to treat multiple myeloma, a type of white blood cell cancer. It is fantastic to see such innovative and progressive work going on in our local business park,” said Cllr. Vicki Casserly, Mayor of South Dublin County Council.