Louth Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick, is welcoming the confirmation that a new IDA advance facility to attract investment into the region is to be built in Dundalk and is due for completion by the end of 2017.
“This is an issue which I have been pursuing for some time and I have now received confirmation from the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, that the facility in Dundalk is to go ahead and will be constructed at Finnabair Business Park.
“The facility is currently at design stage and the IDA is projecting a completion date of the 4th quarter of 2017.
“This facility will help attract much needed investment to the region and stimulate job creation. It will help to attract further investment into the location by ensuring the ready availability of an adequate supply of marketable serviced land, office and industrial/manufacturing buildings in advance of demand by both existing and potential client companies.
“The construction of this new advance facility is particularly important in the context of Brexit and the possible implications of this for the border regions. We must ensure that Dundalk and the surrounding area is protected and supported in the time ahead.
“The increased funding allocation will help the IDA to progress the next three advance buildings, including Dundalk, as set out in IDA’s regional property investment programme.
“Fine Gael in Government continues to prioritise job creation and use the benefits of a strong economy to improve people’s lives here in Louth and across the country.”