Month: September 2016
Added September 30th, 2016
Please find here a copy of my most recent newletter, a copy of which was posted to every home in the Limerick County Constituency.
Added September 27th, 2016
Added September 13th, 2016
The Minister for Tourism and Sport, and local Fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan has today welcomed the announcement of up to 110 new Medical Device manufacturing jobs for Newcastle West, Co. Limerick by Ortec Inc., a successful United States Medical Device specialist manufacturer who will establish its European Headquarters in Newcastle West.
“Over the last number of years I have been working closely with the IDA, Limerick City & County Council, the Shannon Group and the local promotors of the project, Stephen O’Donovan, Derry McMahon and Peter Byrne to secure this major investment for the town of Newcastle West”.
“The promoters and the wider Newcastle West community are really thrilled to welcome Ortec to our home town. This is a fantastic endorsement of the promoters of this project and our community, and we all look forward to working successfully with the company for many years to come.
Today’s announcement is a great boost for Newcastle West and the surrounding areas and is evidence of what is possible for manufacturing companies in regional locations. I wish both the Ortec and promotors every success with this project.”
Finally I believe it is important to point out that in the recent past IDA have a more noticeable positive presence in Co. Limerick. I want to acknowledge the role of Niall O’Callaghan in ensuring that IDA view Limerick as a strategic location for foreign direct investment and I hope to see that continue into the future with further announcements.
Added September 5th, 2016
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed an allocation of €291,000 from Minister of State Michael Ring for the Great Southern Trail. This announcement from the Department of Rural Development comes after a separate recent allocation of €1million from the Department of Planning, Community and Local Government.
“I’m delighted to receive this news from Michael Ring. The Great Southern Trail is a fantastic tourism and recreation amenity in Co. Limerick and these investments will make a major impact on the standard of the amenity.”
Patrick O’Donovan said that since becoming Minister with responsibility for Tourism and Sport he had put a group in place including representatives of the Council and the Local Development Companies, West Limerick Resources and Ballyhoura, to develop the tourism product in Co. Limerick and this was project that has been prioritised by the group.
“I’m very happy that we have been able to make progress on attracting investment for this amenity. Recently Limerick City and County Council have taken charge of the trail and will administer funds from the Government. I will continue to work with the Council and the Local Development Companies to ensure that the plans we are working on to develop the tourism product for Limerick continues to be developed.