Saturday 25 February 2017

Fibre networks firm to create 50 new jobs

John Mulligan

John Mulligan

FIFTY jobs are to be created as a result of a long-term €25m investment by Limerick-based Enet, the privately owned company that manages the State's metropolitan area fibre networks.

Conal Henry, chief executive of Enet, told the Irish Independent that 20 of the jobs would be added to the company's existing workforce, while 30 more would be construction jobs sustained over the next 10 years as the company builds connections to the metropolitan area networks (MANs) located in nearly 100 towns around Ireland.

Mr Henry said that appointments had already been made for a handful of the 20 new staff jobs and that the remainder would be recruited over the next few months, bringing Enet's direct workforce to over 50.

He made the comments as Finance Minister Michael Noonan opened Enet's new headquarters at Limerick's Plassey business park.

The MANs were cons-tructed by local authorities using €200m of taxpayers' money. The first phase was completed in 2003.

Mr Noonan said that the MANs will play an important role in the development of enterprises throughout the country.

Irish Independent

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