Good news on the jobs front in Cork with an expansion at Murphy's Brewery and plans for a pharmaceutical plant.

The first phase of the redevelopment of Murphy's Brewery and the announcement of investment in the pharmaceutical industry make it a good day for business and employment in Cork.

A pleasant change in a city which has major employment problems.

The first phase of a £10 million redevelopment of Murphy's Brewery in Cork is opened by Minister for Industry John Bruton.

It was just last year that Murphy's was under threat of closure with the potential loss of two hundred and twenty jobs. The Heineken Corporation stepped in and bought the Cork brewery from the receiver. They introduced a voluntary redundancy programme and now have a slimmed down workforce of one hundred and eighty. Heineken has introduced a development programme for the brewery which will be rolled out over the coming years. 

Minister John Bruton announced further good news for Cork with plans for a new pharmaceutical project at Ringaskiddy. The Angus Company of Illinois and Isochem from France plan to set up a twelve million pound project creating one hundred and forty jobs. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 July 1984. The reporter is Tom MacSweeney.