I have called on the IDA to step up their efforts to locate more industry in Tuam.
“Following the announcement of 60 jobs loss in Tuam, I see this development as a reality check and demonstrates that need to expand the employment base in Tuam.
“I have spoken to the Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs and Enterprise, Leo Varadkar about the Valeo announcement. He has confirmed that the Valeo facility in Tuam is safe”
“Tuam has spare capacity in sewerage and water facilities. It has strong broadband and is connected to all the major cities like Dublin, Limerick and Galway by motorway. We have a great workforce pool.
It is important that the IDA concentrates on marketing the IDA vacant site in an effort to attract additional employment.
“Tuam has the potential to expand and now is the time for the IDA to concentrate their focus on Tuam”.