“ The former Antigen (now Taro) plant in Roscrea is finally up for sale, it's been confirmed by the Roscrea Chamber of Commerce this week.The site has been put for sale by Colliers Internationals, a Dublin real estate firm.Deputy Noel Coonan said: This is a welcome development alongside the news that work has commenced on the An Post Sorting office in Benamore. I recently visited the site and these are both positive indicators that Roscrea is moving in the right direction. I am also hopeful that a positive announcement for Roscrea Business and Innovation Centre at Benamore is imminent despite no official announcement on the matter as of yet from the Department of Jobs and Enterprise Ireland. Needless to say, I have been in contact with both groups about the business park and it's value to the Roscrea community," said Deputy Coonan.
"I made the IDA in particular very aware that the former Taro Pharmaceutical is up for sale. I met with Head of Regions Andrew Vogellar to outline the importance of the sale of this site for the development of Roscrea Town. We desperately need to breathe life into the site and work will continue in the background to this end. I want to assure the Roscrea community that I will be keeping a close eye on developments and will keep people updated,
"The pharmaceutical industry is part of Roscrea's history and every effort will be made to reestablish the industry in the town.”