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Dr Peter FitzGerald to be honoured

Dr Peter FitzGerald


Dr. Peter FitzGerald founder of Randox Laboratories to be honoured


On Tuesday next, the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Ciaran Brogan will host a special reception in honour of Dr. Peter FitzGerald, founder of Randox Laboratories, in the Dungloe Public Service Centre.


Dr. FitzGerald has grown his company Randox Laboratories from humble beginnings in 1982 to becoming a world leading diagnostics company employing over 1,400 staff, with offices and distribution in 145 countries. 


A native of County Antrim, Dr. FitzGerald studied Biochemistry at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow after which he studied for a PhD at the National Institute for Medical Research, London.  Dr. FitzGerald also achieved two MRC Fellowships at The Queens University of Belfast and was awarded an Honorary Degree (DSc Hons) by the University of Ulster for services to Economic Development in 2010. 


In 2008 Dr. FitzGerald established Randox Teoranta, part of the global Randox Group at Dungloe which currently employs 100 people with plans to increase this to 540 by 2020.  Randox Teoranta is a highly innovative life-sciences and engineering research & development and manufacturing centre playing a key role in improving clinical decision making worldwide.


Speaking this week Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ciaran Brogan said it was a great privilege for him to be in a position to honour Dr. FitzGerald with a special reception. 


“Dr. FitzGerald’s accomplishments are immense, his contribution to the medical diagnostics sector, his commitment to continued research and development and his business acumen are testament to the work of a remarkable individual.”


“We are most grateful for his commitment to Dungloe and to County Donegal and to establishing a world class facility in our county, creating professional and highly skilled jobs in what is an exciting industry”.


“Credit must also go to Údarás na Gaeltachta who have been strong supporters of this enterprise since it was established in Dungloe in 2008.  Their ongoing commitment has seen Randox realise their vision of a world class research and manufacturing centre in Dungloe”.


“By creating highly-skilled jobs, Randox now presents great opportunities for Donegal graduates living in other parts of the county and abroad to return to work in their own county”.


The Cathaoirleach’s Reception will take place at 2pm on Tuesday 7 June 2016.


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