Ballacolla jobs boost

Ashling Mackey

Reporter:

Ashling Mackey

Up to 50 new jobs are to be created near Ballalcolla when a new motorway service station opens at junction 3, later next year.

Up to 50 new jobs are to be created near Ballalcolla when a new motorway service station opens at junction 3, later next year.

Topaz is to create 100 new jobs in Carlow and Laois as part of an €8 million investment in new motorway service stations.

The new service stations will be located at junction 3 on the Dublin-Cork motorway (M8) near Ballacolla, Co Laois and at junction 5 on the Dublin-Waterford motorway (M9) in Co Carlow.

Work on the 600 square metre site in Co Laois will begin in January and is expected to be completed by July 2014.

The construction phase of the sites will involve 200 people.