Centra says it plans to add 20 new shops to its Irish network in 2014, creating 400 new jobs. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Some 628 new jobs have been announced by several companies planning to expand their Irish operations in the coming year.Convenience store chain Centra(...)

 Alexion’s new facility in Dublin is expected to supply Soliris (eculizumab) before the end of this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

US biopharma manufacturer Alexion Pharmaceuticals is to establish a global supply chain facility in Dublin, creating 50 new jobs. The company has alre(...)