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Council Welcomes Shire Jobs Announcement. - Meath County Council Chief Executive, Jackie Maguire, has warmly welcomed the announcement by Shire that it is to create 400 permanent jobs and over 700 construction jobs

Date Released: 15 April 2016

Council Welcomes Shire Jobs Announcement.

 

Meath County Council Chief Executive, Jackie Maguire, has warmly welcomed the announcement by Shire that it is to create 400 permanent jobs and over 700 construction jobs as part of a US$400 million investment at Piercetown, Dunboyne.

 

“This is exciting news for County Meath. Today’s announcement of 400 permanent jobs, over 700 construction jobs  and a $400 million investment by Shire is clear evidence that Meath is now being recognised internationally as a fantastic place in which to do business” said Jackie Maguire. “I look forward to working with Shire and their team in the coming months to help them in any way we can to deliver this very exciting project. There is now clear evidence that our Economic Strategy for the county is working and we are well on our way to our target of helping to create 7,500 new jobs in Meath by 2022.”

 

Council Cathaoirleach, Brian Fitzgerald, who represents the area said, “we have always believed that this part of county Meath is one of the most attractive locations in the country for business investment. I’m delighted to hear this news which will be another major boost to the local economy, will provide quality job opportunities for our highly skilled local people and will offer an alternative to the daily commute.”

 

The Council’s Director of Planning and Enterprise, Kevin Stewart, also welcomed the news and said “we worked very hard with the company and with our colleagues in the I.D.A. to help secure this investment for County Meath. The Dunboyne/Clonee area has now seen 3 major announcements in recent months and today Shire has joined Facebook and Avoca in deciding to locate in that area. I have no doubt that more and more companies will be attracted to come here and that there are exciting times ahead for Meath”.

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