Major economic boost as Vistamilk announces phase two at Moorepark

Donagh Berry, Centre Director of VistaMilk with Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Dr. Siobhan Roche, director of Science for the Economy at Science Foundation Ireland and Frank O’Mara, director Teagasc at the announcement.

– €50m in funding projected –

The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre, which has been led out of Teagasc Moorepark since 2018, is to enter its second 6-year phase, providing a significant economic boost to the locality.

VistaMilk is the only Science Foundation Ireland research centre co-funded by two governmental departments – the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science – demonstrating the collaborative governmental commitment to pioneering innovative research that benefits various aspects of society.

The announcement at the launch on May 14th at the Mansion House in Dublin, is a major injection to the local economy – the centre will hire more than 100 new staff and researchers, the majority of which will be based out of Teagasc, Moorepark, located outside Fermoy.

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