Email LIMERICK is to get an further employment boost as contact lens manufacturer Vistakon Ireland is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, as it invests €100m in the expansion of its manufacturing operations. The announcement came this Monday as the investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will also lead to 200 temporary construction jobs over the next 18 months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Vistakon Ireland has been a major provider of employment and an important exporter since 1996,” noted Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD said Vistakon Ireland had been a highly respected employer in the Mid West Region for over 15 years. “It has an extensive network of local and national suppliers for goods and services, all of which contribute significantly to the Irish economy.”Established in Limerick in 1996, Vistakon Ireland designs, manufactures and markets the Acuvue range of soft disposable contact lenses, the world’s number one brand. It is one of several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of 1,900 people. Advertisement Print Twitter Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsVistakon announces 100 new jobsBy admin – January 14, 2013 654 Linkedin Previous article€10.5 million tourism investments boost to cityNext articleGroup sends clear message about Limerick sex trade admin
A former Martin County deputy, 29 year old Steven O’Leary, is under arrest and facing multiple charges including: official misconduct, false statements, tampering with evidence, false imprisonment, petit theft and battery for questionable drug arrests. #BREAKING: Former Martin County deputy arrested after bogus drug busts, faces multiple charges https://t.co/awsXgsRc1A— WPTV (@WPTV) July 30, 2019 In January, investigators said then Deputy O’Leary claimed to find illegal drugs during traffic stops but the substances involved were not actually narcotics. A Regional Crime Lab determined one of the substances was a powder commonly used to treat headaches, and another was a sand-based material containing no narcotics.O’Leary had been with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office since February 2018. He was fired from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in January when the State Attorney’s office found problems with three of O’Leary’s cases. In June, 20 people announced they were filing a lawsuit against the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and O’Leary for the questionable drug arrests.State prosecutors are looking into 80 of O’Leary’s drug arrests over an 11-month period.Attorney Lance Richard says the 20 people he represents for the pending lawsuit all had their charges dropped.