10th June, 2016

-Carlow will benefit from the new IDA facility-

Fine Gael TD for Carlow, Pat Deering, has said that Carlow is to benefit greatly from the construction of a new IDA Advance Facility under the €150m IDA property investment programme.

Speaking today (Thursday) ahead of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor visit to Carlow tomorrow he said “It was confirmed to me by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation that the delivery of the IDA Advance Facility in Carlow is on schedule for construction in 2017”.

“Over €150m in funding has been allocated since February 2015 under a five year strategy aimed at accelerating the jobs upturn nationally and it is great to see Carlow benefitting from this capital investment which is designed to attract foreign direct investment into Ireland.

“It is crucial that we protect and provide the supports for opportunities of employment creation in Carlow and I am confident that this facility will contribute to this.”

In conclusion Deering added “Fine Gael in Government is determined to ensure that a strong economy delivers better services and infrastructure for communities all around Ireland. Supporting increased numbers of people in employment in Carlow is a very important part of that and I am delighted to see that the IDA has commenced the process of delivery of the Carlow building, including site selection”