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Abbvie is a pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and markets both biopharmaceuticals and small molecule drugs. It originated in 2013 as a spin-off of Abbott Laboratories. AbbVie Ireland operates two separate plants in Sligo employing more than 200 staff. The company’s plant in Carrigtwohill, on the outskirts of Cork, is a modern ‘bulk tablet’ finish facility which manufactures solid and capsule formulations. The company’s commercial offices are located at the Citywest office campus, west Dublin. A second office at Woodford Business Park, Santry, north Dublin is an international base for a range of AbbVie manufacturing and engineering services – supporting the company’s plants all around the world. n May 2020, Allergan was acquired by pharma giant Abbvie in a deal worth €58 billion. Allergan had previously been acquired by Actavis in 2015, but that business continued to be known as Allergan and was headquartered in Dublin. Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland, a subsidiary of Allergan Inc., is based in Westport, Co. Mayo. Established in 1977, the current facility has grown to over 500,000 sq/ft on a 30 acre campus. The Westport Site has two plants – a Sterile Pharmaceutical Ophthalmic plant and a Biologics plant. Allergan currently employs 850 people in Ireland. The Allergan Eurocentre office was established in Dublin in 1996, this office provides a range of customer services and commercial support activities, to the EAME region. Members of the corporate Treasury function and the EAME Legal team are also based in Dublin

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  • Andres Rodrigo General Manager

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