O’REILLY WELCOMES 30 NEW JOBS FOR KINGSCOURT

Fine Gael TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Deputy Joe O’Reilly, has welcomed the news this morning (25th March) that 30 new jobs are to come on stream for Lagan Brick in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

Commenting on this, after he was informed of this news by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD, the Deputy said ‘I was truly delighted to hear this news from Minister Bruton last night, it is a welcome and much needed jobs boost for the people and community of Kingscourt and its surrounding area. Following on from last month’s significant jobs announcement for Bailieborough, it is clear to see that this Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is working.’

“I understand that this development is being supported by the Department of Jobs and through Enterprise Ireland and today’s good news has been made possible by a recent upturn in the Irish and UK markets. The Kingscourt facility will be one of a kind in Ireland and following on from today’s news, the company will commission one kiln in the first phase of its new operation, producing 12 million bricks per annum. The company’s long term aim is to have two Kiln lines fully operational, with a further eight million bricks potentially being produced.”

“I understand that 20 of the jobs will come on line immediately with the 10 remaining positions to be phased in when the second kiln is in operation. I also understand that a further 10 to 20 spin-off jobs will be created and sustained immediately in the area as a result of the investment. The positions will be advertised in open competition in local media, with recruitment completed by the end of April and brick manufacturing expected to begin in the new facility in June.”

“This is a great day for Lagan Brick and the people of Kinsgcourt and I would like to congratulate the Company and wish them every success with their new venture.”

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