Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (21)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

21. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the position on the provision of employment at a facility (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6839/21]

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Written answers (Question to Enterprise)

Central Pharma announced in December 2018 plans to establish an EMEA accredited contract packaging and supply centre at the IDA’s Advanced Technology Building in Tralee.

I understand that the company has subsequently experienced delays in progressing their plans in part due to Covid-19 restrictions which have delayed work on the site.

The IDA has informed me that the company expects to begin production in 2021 and has given assurances that it remains committed to its plans for the site. Recruitment is currently underway for lead staff, that will be followed by further hires.