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13 December 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

WORK STARTS ON NEW IDA FACILITY AT KNOCKACONNY… AND COVERED PERFORMANCE AREA TO BE CREATED IN THE DIAMOND

Michael Fisher

For over thirty years, a greenfield site on the Armagh road in Monaghan purchased by the Industrial Development Authority has been waiting for a prospective tenant. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, recalled how it used to be a recurring item on the agenda at meetings of Monaghan County Council, where she served alongside Cllr Brian McKenna of Sinn Féin (and Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin).

The Minister was speaking as she turned the sod on a new IDA Ireland Advance Technology Building (ATB) at Knockaconny on Monday. “It’s a bit like waiting for a bus: we waited a long time for one, and then three come along at once!” she quipped, referring to separate plans for a BioConnect centre alongside the IDA building, and a new €2.1 million Enterprise Centre in Castleblayney. She also pointed out that the planning application for the project had been dealt with by Monaghan County Council in just over…

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