Fine Gael candidate for the Longford/Westmeath bye-election, Cllr Gabrielle McFadden, believes a new high spec IDA factory being built in Athlone will help to attract further investment and promote job creation in the midlands.
“The construction of the regional IDA office – with one also being built in Waterford – is the first time since the early 1980s that IDA Ireland has funded and managed the construction of new office space.
“The new offices will be constructed at the IDA Technology Park and will comprise an advanced technology building of more than 2,670 square metres. They are being built in such a way to allow them to be easily adapted for any potential client companies.
“I am also delighted that the construction project will create employment during the building phase and will be funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
“It is part of a commitment in the Jobs Action Plan 2014, and I would like to commend Minister Bruton for his work in delivering on this project. I am confident that this will lead to further jobs announcements for Athlone and the Midlands.”