Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (266)

Pat Deering

Question:

266. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the provision of the advanced IDA facility in County Carlow; the timescale for the commencement and completion of the project; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51790/18]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

As part of its €150m Regional Property Programme the IDA is directly investing in a building programme to help ensure property solutions are in place for overseas companies considering investing or expanding, thereby encouraging more foreign direct investment in regional locations. This programme includes the construction of an Advance Technology Building (ATB) in Carlow.

I understand that IDA Ireland has selected a suitable site for the Carlow ATB and is currently in the process of acquiring this. Following successful acquisition, planning permission will be lodged and construction will begin in 2019, subject to planning permission being granted.