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Medical firm creates jobs in NI

Lir-Med manufactures equipment for surgical procedures.

A medical equipment manufacturer has revealed plans to create up to 50 jobs in Northern Ireland.

Lir-Med, which produces equipment for surgical procedures, will initially employ 10 people at new premises in Craigavon from June.

Over the next two years they expect a further 40 jobs will be created.

One of the director's of Lir-Med, Geoff Baird, said: "A similar business in the area sold up and left locals with no employment."

"We saw the opportunity to start a new stable business within the medical profession and employ more local people from the area," he added.

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