20 May 2022

Jobs boost for Limerick as health services provider confirms new investment

Jobs boost for Limerick as health services provider confirms new investment

Legato has announced the creation of a further 80 jobs at its R&D Hub in the National Technology Park, Limerick, bringing total numbers announced for the site to 200 | PICTURE: Brian Arthur

LEGATO has announced its to create a further 80 jobs at its R&D Hub in Limerick.

The investment will bring the total number of people employed by the health services provider, at the National Technology Park, to 200.  

The company, which is being supported by IDA Ireland is currently recruiting software engineers while the additional posts announced today will be across software engineering and data science.

Legato’s R&D hub in Limerick, through the development of AI and data-analytics solutions, will play a key role in the transition from health insurance to health assurance by identifying individual and wider public interventions that will enable people live healthier and longer lives.

The company says its solutions will also identify efficiency gains in healthcare provision.

The announcement of further job numbers for the site was made today following a recent visit to the site by Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Robert Troy for a meeting with company representatives and board members, as well as key regional stakeholders to discuss the company’s growth ambitions for its Irish operations.

“Legato arrived in the Irish market last September with an announcement of 60 jobs. To be heading so quickly now for 200 posts with today’s announcement reflects the company’s ambition for and commitment to its site here in Limerick. It also reflects very positively on Limerick and the wider Mid-West region as a location for inward investment. As a government we are committed to creating the right ecosystem across the regions for companies to invest and grow," commented Mr Troy.

“Given the cutting-edge activity at Legato’s R&D hub here, it is an excellent and exciting addition to the tech ecosystem that Limerick has been synonymous with for decades. We wish the company well on its ongoing expansion and will continue to support their investment in Limerick and the Mid West region,” he added.

John Patrick Shaw, Legato's Country Head said: “We’ve had a really good start to life in Limerick and that’s down to two specific reasons. One is the exciting opportunity we are giving to people to join us and apply their skills with a company whose purpose is all about making a difference to human health and healthcare. We are extending that invitation today with this announcement of additional jobs.  We have exciting growth plans here and, from a standing start of last September, we are now heading to 200 associates next year following today’s commitment. That’s a trajectory we intend to continue.”

Legato Health Technologies has announced the creation of a further 80 jobs at its R&D Hub in Limerick, bringing its total number of staff to 200.

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Kieran Donoghue. Global Head of International Financial Services at IDA Ireland, has welcomed the announcement by Legato. "It is wonderful news for Limerick and the Mid West region where the company will avail of a rich pool of highly skilled and talented people. Winning jobs and investments in regional locations is central to IDA Ireland’s strategy.  I wish Legato continued success.”

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