Jobs News: Borrisoleigh rejoicing as C&C plant sold

Noel Dundon

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C&C plant

C&C plant at Borrisoleigh

Shannon Transport STL Group purchases 28 acre facility at Greenlawn, Borrisoleigh

The village of Borrisoleigh, and North Tipperary in general, has received a much needed jobs boost with the news that the former Tipperary Water plant at Greenlawn has been sold.

C&C Gleeson, part of C&C Group plc, has   issued a statement to The Tipperary Star which  confirms the sale of the Greenlawn site in Borrisoleigh to Shannon Transport Logistics.  "The sale comprises of land, buildings and internal storage racking. As part of this transaction, C&C Gleeson will lease one of the buildings for continued use as its distribution depot," the statement says.

However, it goes on to stress that no sale has been agreed in relation to the Pallas Street site and says that suggestions otherwise are "misleading  and inaccurate."

"The sale of the Greenlawn site is a standalone transaction. C&C Gleeson confirms that, while expressions of interest have been shown for its Pallas street site, any speculation that a sale has been agreed is misleading and inaccurate."

Deputy Michael Lowry had told The Tipperary Star that a consortium had been brought to C&C management with proposals to recommence the manufacturing of soft drinks and water. However, he stressed that the proposal was only at draft stage with ongoing consultations between the parties continuing - comments which tally with statement of C&C.

The comments had been expanded upon on social media, resulting in 'misleading and inaccurate' interpretation.