Council recognised importance of Magni

Pat Gallagher, Offaly County Manager, Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services, Laois County Council, Cllr James Deegan, Laois County Council, Minister Richard Bruton, Ted Berry, Executive Vice-President Magni Group, Cllr Mary Sweeney, Cathaoirleach, Laois County Council, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Cllr Eddiie Fitzpatrick, Offaly County Council.
The Laois County Manager has described last week’s jobs announcement for Portarlington as a “significant development.”

The Laois County Manager has described last week’s jobs announcement for Portarlington as a “significant development.”

Although the new, purpose built plant will be located on the Offaly side of the town, Peter Carey said the council istantly recognised it’s importance.

“‘Laois County Council immediately recognized the importance of and benefit in the location of this enterprise in Portarlington and were happy to liaise with Mr. Ted Berry, Executive Vice-President, throughout the process.

“This project will deliver additional jobs, to the benefit of the community not just in Portarlington, but throughout counties Laois and Offaly.’’

The Offaly County Manager also welcomed Magni’s decision to locate in the border town.

“This is a welcome development for the community of Portarlington and I would like to recognize the role played by our partners Laois County Council. The project highlights the pivotal role that individuals and communities can play in creating employment by using the platform of Connect Ireland.”

A new state-of-the-art lab will work directly with their US and German Research andDevelopment laboratories.

The group plan to employ 50 employees over five years with some 20 positions to be in place by the end of year one. The jobs will be for productions staff, IT, services, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Research &Development, maintenance, and administration.