26 May 2023 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

On Monday morning, Minister Heather Humphreys said that turning the sod on C:TEK II Co-working Enterprise Hub on the Convent Lands, Carrickmacross, was “a great way to start the week”. Speaking in the Civic Offices before leading the delegation to the nearby site on foot, she said: “I know that all the Councillors in the Municipal District are proud of this further achievement for the area, but there is one man I have to mention, because God knows he did break me heart – and that’s PJ O’Hanlon – every time I opened The Northern Standard, he was there giving out that no money had been provided for C:TEK II!” she quipped, to a chorus of laughter, before adding: “So PJ, I know this is a proud day for you, as this is a particularly important project in Carrickmacross.”

The Minister went on to comment that the project does represent the next chapter in the remote working revolution happening in County Monaghan and throughout the entire country. C:TEK II would build on the success of C:TEK I and the digital hub would be instrumental in meeting the demand for new enterprise space in Carrickmacross and the surrounding region, she added. “It is a project that will do a lot in terms of supporting job creation, and playing host to a range of new start-ups and enterprises in the North East, when complete, we expect that this new facility will create up to 75 high quality jobs here in Carrickmacross. “And it will also feed into what we are all working to achieve at both national and local Government level — to give our young people that choice of living…

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