Jobs boost for Mayo knitwear firm

Monday 12 December 2011 15.41
Jobs boost for Mayo knitwear firm

A craft and Knitwear company in Westport, Co Mayo has announced it is creating 150 jobs with the expansion of its retail, online and manufacturing business units.

Of these 150 jobs, Carraig Donn has created 57 jobs this year and some of these new jobs will be located in Westport.

It started as a small family run craft busisiness in 1965 when the late Padraic and Maire Hughes and their 13 children began producing knitwear for the tourist market.

Today the company they launched it has grown to be a market leader in the field.

It currently already employs a workforce of 300 here in Westport and at its fashion stores around the country.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who attended the jobs announcement at the compay's headquarters, said Carraig Donn was an outstanding example of an indigenous Irish family business which had become a major international success story.
He said it was particularly sifgnificant that it was marrying

traditional skills with the growing online market for Irish fashion and craftwear.

Fujitsu to add 25 jobs in Dublin

IT company Fujitsu Ireland is to add 25 new jobs at its Swords headquarters in Dublin.

The company says the positions are across a number of disciplines including software development and project management. It says they have been created because of continuing growth in the business and investment in continued development of the company in Ireland.

Fujitsu said recruitment for the posts had already begun, adding that more new jobs were likely late in the first quarter of next year. The company already employs 350 people in Ireland.