Novartis is one of Ireland's leading employers in the industry. One of the first pharmaceutical companies to locate to Ireland in the 1950s, Novartis currently employs around 1,200 people across two locations in Cork and Dublin.
Pfizer employs approximately 3,200 people at six Irish sites. Having invested $7 billion in operations since first opening in 1969, Pfizer has invested $330 million in the Grange Castle and Ringaskiddy sites in recent years.
Operating in Ireland for more than 80 years, GSK employs 1,100. Its Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare HQ is in Dublin, while its Dungarvan site manufactures 6.5 billion products a year for export to over 70 markets worldwide. At its Cork hub, staff fulfill a variety of global roles.