Application lodged for Portarlington paint factory

LtoR Micahael McLoughlin CEO ConnectIreland, Terry Clune Founder ConnectIreland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Inovation  Richard Bruton, Ted Berry MD The Magni Group and Kieran Leavy 'Connector' for the Magni Group from Portarlington, Co laois. They are pictured in Dublin  as 75 jobs got announced in three regional locations under the Succeed in Ireland Initiative and Connect Ireland. The Magni Group announces 50 new jobs near Portarlington,Flagship Management sets up EMEA HQ with 15 jobs in Kinvara,Co .Galway and Ark Energy Consulting expands to Longford town with 10 news jobs.Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
A Planning Application has been lodged with Offaly County Council for the construction of a paint manufacturing facility in Portarlington.

A Planning Application has been lodged with Offaly County Council for the construction of a paint manufacturing facility in Portarlington.

The Magni Group, a US based company, has lodged the application for the factory which will be built at the Botley Lane Industrial Park.

The proposed facility will create up to 50 jobs in Portarlington and it came about through contacts between local man Kieran Leavy and Ted Berry, Managing Director of the Magni Group.

Due to the nature of the goods being produced in the factory, the project will require an Integrated Pollution Prevention Licence along with an Enviromental Impact Statement. The planning process will take up to eight weeks from the time the application was lodged.

Offaly County Councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick has welcomed the news stating that the application, if granted, will have huge benefit for the Town of Portarlington with the creation of up to fifty jobs long term which is much needed for the area.

He added, “I will be keeping in contact with the planning section over the next few weeks with great expectation.”

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Pictured are Michael McLoughlin (ConnectIreland CEO), Terry Clune (Connect Ireland founder), Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Ted Berry MD Magni Group, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Connector Kieran Leavy from Portarlington.