11 Dec

600 new positions available with An Garda Síochána

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, announced the opening of a recruitment campaign for new members of An Garda Síochána in 2016. The 600 new Gardaí, to be recruited next year, will bring to 1,150 the total number of new recruits since the reopening of Templemore in September 2014. So far 295 new […]

19 Nov

Focus on finding a buyer for Roche intensifies

Since the announcement last Thursday that Roche would be divesting interest in their plant in Clarecastle, I have ensured that every effort is being made to find a buyer and help preserve employment at the plant. I immediately met with the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton in Leinster House. Minister Bruton […]

12 Nov

Every effort to be made to support Roche workers

My thoughts are very much with the workers of Roche and their families at this difficult and uncertain time. I know many of the workforce personally as well as their extended families. The announcement by Roche that it is planning to exit the site and market it to alternative investors has come as a shock […]