Fergus O’Dowd, Fine Gael TD for Louth and East Meath, says there has been increased interest in bringing IDA backed major industry to Drogheda in recent months.
The Deputy spoke today about Drogheda’s status as a regional growth centre for sustainable jobs and population growth. He stated that Drogheda Technology & Business Park had been the subject of renewed interest from large scale Foreign Direct Investment interest, according to IDA Ireland.
“Over recent months I along with local stakeholders including the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce have been working closely with the Board of the IDA to bring further investment and jobs to Drogheda. We have separately held meetings with An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, and the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD.
“I have been seeking significant FDI investment in the Drogheda Technology and Business Park and the CEO of the IDA, Martin Shanahan, did confirm to me a number of months ago that there has been an increased level of interest in the Drogheda and Business Technology Park which is very welcome,” O’Dowd.
The Deputy reiterated his commitment to Drogheda’s status as a regional growth centre and the necessity to bring sustainable jobs to cater for the population growth in the town and and it’s hinterlands. He also referred to plans for a new data centre at the Donore Road site, plans which were submitted to Meath County Council by CAP Developments in December. A planning decision is due in late February.
“I welcome the planning application submitted for a new data centre within the Drogheda Technology and Business Park, if granted the opportunities that will arise from such a significant investment will be wide reaching and very positive for the local economy.”