Allergan is to invest €65m in its Irish operations and will add 63 jobs to its plant in Westport.
Local Minister Michael Ring told Midwest News this morning that it’s great news for the county, and added that Allergan has been a wonderful employer in Westport for forty years now.
Allergan has four plants in Ireland - two in Dublin, one in Mayo and one in Galway.
Today's jobs announcement will bring its employee numbers in Ireland above 2,100.
The €65m funding will also see the company invest at its Clonshaugh facility in Dublin, which includes two manufacturing facilities and the company's head office.
The Westport campus is the largest and most complex in the company's global network.
It includes a pharmaceuticals facility, two biologics plants and is also responsible for the global supply of Botox.
Minister Ring says the news is today warmly welcomed in Westport.