Legato Health Technologies Ireland has announced the creation of a further 80 jobs at its R&D Hub in the National Technology Park, Limerick, bringing total numbers to 200. The company’s investment in Limerick is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
The company is currently recruiting software engineers while the additional posts announced will be across software engineering and data science. Legato, which is committed to transforming healthcare through operational excellence, innovation and digital transformation, expects to complete hiring its initial completement of 120 staff in the coming months, with a target to fill all 200 posts by summer 2023.
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. Its solutions will also identify efficiency gains in healthcare provision.
The announcement of further job numbers for the site was made 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.
Among the regional stakeholders present were Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Daniel Butler; UL President Kerstin Mey; Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Dr. Pat Daly; Limerick Chamber CEO Dee Ryan; Director of the Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at the HSE Martin Curley; Global Head of International Financial Services at IDA Ireland, Kieran Donoghue as well as other IDA Ireland executives.
Minister Troy said, “Legato arrived in the Irish market last September with an announcement of 60 jobs. To be heading so quickly now for 200 posts with the 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.”
“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.”
John Patrick Shaw, Country Head, Legato Health Technologies Ireland, 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.”
Global Head of International Financial Services at IDA Ireland, Kieran Donoghue said, “this announcement by Legato Health Technologies 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.”
Source: IDA Ireland