Tipperary TD Noel Coonan has arranged a meeting, taking place this week in Roscrea, between Enterprise Ireland and representatives of local interest and business groups in Roscrea.
The meeting will discuss future employment prospects for the town.
Deputy Coonan requested same meeting following much recent public unrest in the town. Deputy Coonan said: “We are all aware of several heated public meetings that took place in Roscrea recently which outlined various issues of concern.
One of these concerns was employment opportunities in Roscrea. As a public representative for the area, I contacted Enterprise Ireland who agreed to a meeting.
“I have arranged for representatives from several business and local interest groups to meet Catherine Hogan, Senior Regional Development Executive, Mid-West Region and Jerry Maloney, Regional Director of Enterprise Ireland. I will also be attending this important meeting.
“Like everyone else, I too was overwhelmed by the turn out and strong disquiet at recent public meetings. I subsequently contacted my colleagues Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton and Health Minister Leo Varadkar bringing the seriousness of the matter to their attention asking they please intervene. I have also contacted the HSE and the IDA and am continuing my efforts to help highlight the issues facing the town and seek affirmative developments.
“I am hopeful the meeting will shine a more positive light on the future of Roscrea. Enterprise Ireland, in collaboration with other local enterprise support agencies delivers a range of services specifically aimed at promoting, developing and maintaining enterprise activity throughout Roscrea and County Tipperary.
“Enterprise Ireland has been an active participant in the North Tipperary Enterprise Economic Working group and they do valuable work in cooperating with local communities to ensure all relevant enterprise related needs are met.
“I was eager to ensure the meeting took place ahead of the next public gathering in Roscrea on Monday 15th,” concluded Deputy Coonan.