Julie O’Neill at the site in College Park, Blanchardstown. When it is completed, Alexion will have invested €508 million in the State. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s been a long day already, but, with a quick sip of a soft drink, Julie O’Neill gets stuck in. Earlier in the day, O’Neill had announced a €450 mil(...)

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(...)