asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce what steps he proposes to take for the establishment of an industry for the employment of males in Tullamore, County Offaly in view of the low employment rate there.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tullamore Industry.
The Government have provided valuable facilities and incentives to encourage the establishment and development of industries in all areas. It is for private enterprise to take advantage of these inducements and local interests should do their best to encourage private enterprise to set up industries in their own districts. The Deputy may take it that any sound proposal that may be formulated by local or other interests for the establishment of an industry in Tullamore will be afforded all the assistance within my power.
The Deputy will appreciate, however, that the decision as to the most suitable location for an industry must rest, ultimately, with the promoters who intend to invest their capital in the project.