"It is clear to me that agriculture and agri-business is and will be the principal driver of economic growth in the South East and indeed in much of the Country. The economic impact of Milk Expansion under Harvest 2020, and beyond 2020, is very significant. The 1,600 jobs for all the counties of the South East and further afield, which will be established and facilitated by this plant, will be matched pro-rata by other milk expansion plans in all the dairy counties across the country", so said Phil Hogan TD at a ground-breaking event for a new Glanbia plant at Belview today.
The Minister was speaking after he officially broke the ground at the site where a new milk processing plant will be built. Plans to build the €150m plant at Belview Port on the Kilkenny-Waterford border were announced recently by Glanbia, which produces leading household brands such as Avonmore milk and Kilmeaden cheese.
Enterprise Ireland, the state agency which supports Irish companies, said it would back Glanbia's plans. The company is the biggest milk producer in the country.
It is expected that there will be 450 construction roles as the factory is built in addition to... Read more »»
Hogan "breaks the ground" at €150m plant at Belview Port
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As part of the Gathering, St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford are delighted to have Genealogist Ann Marie Coghlan who will be resident in the church during the afternoon teas over the summer months. Ann Marie will help people who are... Read more »»
Independent TD for Waterford, Deputy John Halligan in a hard-hitting and fortright statement has said attempts by local Pro Life acitivists to intimidate and coerce him last weekend have only strengthened his resolve to push for abortion legislation in cases of rape or severe foetal abnormalities.
Deputy Halligan was referring to an altercation on the Prom in Tramore on Sunday in which a group of Pro-life activists approached him and in his own words "subjected me to abuse over my recent call for a constitutional referendum to... Read more »»
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