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Friday 25 July 2014

Green Isle foods adds 115 jobs in Longford and Galway

Published 20/05/2014|15:13

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Richard Bruton

GREEN Isle Foods has announced the creation of 115 jobs over the next five years and an investment of €30m.

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An additional 50 jobs will be created at the company’s pizza production facility in Longford and another 65 jobs in its pastry production plant in Portumna, Co Galway.

This investment also secures the jobs of the 700 people currently employed by Green Isle.

Green Isle Foods, a leading frozen foods company, is part of the 2 Sisters Food Group which has a total turnover of £3bn with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide.

The company represents household names such as Green Isle, Donegal Catch and Goodfella’s.

“Green Isle Foods is a company of ambition operating in what are exceptionally competitive markets," said Eddie Power, managing director at the firm.

"It is critical that we have well invested facilities to ensure that we compete and win on both national and international stages.

"This investment programme increases our capacity and extends our product offering and secures access to a wider range of international markets.”

Minister for jobs Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement.

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