Tuesday 17 October 2017

Firm's helping hand - and home - for its employees

Pat and Tony Walsh of Walsh Colour Print, Castleisland, Co Kerry. Photo: Domnick Walsh
Pat and Tony Walsh of Walsh Colour Print, Castleisland, Co Kerry. Photo: Domnick Walsh

Anne Lucey

A publishing company in Castleisland, Co Kerry, plans to build more than 70 houses which it will make available to employees.

The idea is also to facilitate the staff so they may remain in the growing town. Workers will be offered first refusal on the homes, which will be priced at less than €150,000.

Walsh Colour Print of Moanmore, Castleisland, employs 115 people, with 85 based in the company's Castleisland premises.

It is hoped the development will be started within two years, said Patricia Walsh who co-owns the company with her husband Tony.

Permission by Walsh-owned company Castlespring Developments, is for a crèche, 61 town, semi-detached and detached houses, and the retention of 10 other homes.

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