Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has welcomed the announcement of 484 high-quality jobs for Newry.Speaking after software firm First Derivatives Group announced the creation of the jobs, Mr McGuinness said;
"I am delighted to be in Newry for the announcement of 484 high quality jobs.
"This is another sign the Executive’s plans for jobs and investment are working.
"I congratulate Brian Conlon, CEO First Derivatives and his team who through their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit have developed a global company providing software and consulting services to the financial services sector.
“Today’s announcement is a clear indication that First Derivatives remain responsive to the evolving needs of global markets.
"They are a local company with an international reputation for quality of services and everyone involved should be proud of their achievements.
"I wish First Derivatives Group continued commercial success which will benefit not just the people of Newry but everyone in the north of Ireland.”