Three companies to create 240 jobs across finance and healthcare sectors

Ernst & Young Ireland  managing partner Mike McKerr, Ernst & Young Ireland partner Julie Fenton, and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton at the announcement of 80 jobs at the company. Pic: Julien Behal
Ernst & Young Ireland managing partner Mike McKerr, Ernst & Young Ireland partner Julie Fenton, and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton at the announcement of 80 jobs at the company. Pic: Julien Behal

Three companies have announced that they will be creating 240 jobs across the accounting and healthcare sectors.

An exciting new start-up, Metabolomics Diagnostics Ltd, is planning on bringing the world’s first predictive diagnostic blood test for pre-eclampsia to the market, thereby creating 40 posts.

Pre-eclampsia is a condition experienced by some pregnant women which is indicated by high blood pressure and high levels of protein in the urine. If undiagnosed it can develop into eclampsia which can pose a risk to the baby.

Meanwhile, Ernst & Young announced it is to hire 80 people across its Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Belfast offices.

And McMahon Healthcare is to employ 120 people at its new nursing home, Cairnhill Bray, over the next three months, in the nursing, administration, catering, managerial and support systems areas.

Metabolomics Diagnostics founder Professor Louise Kenny was awarded the Enterprise Ireland Life Sciences & Food Commercialisation Award for developing a diagnostic blood test for pre-eclampsia.

Prof Kenny has partnered with Charles Garvey to help bring the test to market. Mr Garvey said: “Louise’s technology represents a game- changing opportunity for perinatal care. I am looking forward to working with her to bring the test to the market to allow its full potential to be realised.”

Ernst & Young said it was announcing new positions as a result of significant client wins coupled with growing demand for its services.

In addition to this jobs announcement, Ernst & Young is offering more than 160 graduate positions for its 2014 intake, up 40% since 2011.

The firm is hoping to fill 40 of these skilled positions this side of Christmas for its assurance practice. These roles are to support domestic and international clients, particularly those expanding their global shared services centres of excellence in Ireland.

Managing partner at Ernst & Young Ireland, Mike McKerr, said they had achieved an 18% increase in staffing numbers in the last two years and are now determined to attract Irish emigres back to Ireland.

Brian McMahon, director of McMahon Heathcare, said of the Cairnhill Bray home: “We are very excited about our new facility in Bray and are keen make sure that the local economy really benefits from the large number of positions that we will be interviewing for over the coming weeks.”

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