One of the largest job announcements made in County Wexford in a number of years has just been announced by Minister Michael D’Arcy and the IDA in Enniscorthy this afternoon.
OPUS Fund Services are to set up operations in Enniscorthy and are expected to employ 100 people over the next five years. Founded in 2006, Opus is an award winning, independently owned and operated global fund administrator.
Minister Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance, welcomed the announcement, adding that there is already a significant cluster of financial services companies here in County Wexford and great potential for this to grow in the coming years.
Minister Paul Kehoe, Minister of State at the Departments of An Taoiseach and Defence, described today’s announcement as a significant endorsement of not only Enniscorthy, but Wexford and the South East region. Minister Kehoe said Opus Funds Services Ltd was a highly successful company going from strength to strength, and the fact that the company is expanding beyond Dublin signalled a vote of real confidence in the South East. He also recognised and commended the role played by the IDA in attracting Opus to locate in Enniscorthy.
Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District, said that these high quality jobs coming to Enniscorthy were a vote of confidence in the area and demonstrated the enhanced potential that Enniscorthy now has with the new motorway link to Dublin.
Tom Enright, Chief Executive, Wexford County Council also welcomed the announcement and stated that the Council’s investments in the new Technology Park and the refurbishment of the former Courthouse into high quality office accommodation were already starting to pay dividends.
“Our strategy to provide modern, state-of-the-art property solutions is key to attracting new companies to Wexford and to help existing companies here to grow and expand” said Mr. Enright. He added that Wexford was particularly attractive for financial services companies, many of whom found Dublin an increasingly expensive location in which to locate.
Mr. Enright complimented the IDA who is working closely with the County Council in attracting inward investment into the County and said he looked forward to further job announcements in the near term.