NEW LIFE is being breathed into the two years vacant Alcast factory on the outskirts of Enniscorthy.
The building beside the Oulart road has been acquired by local entrepreneur Paraic Donohoe who runs a hugely success car dismantling business nearby.
Planning permission has been granted to his partner Astra McCauley to change part of the Alcast premises from industrial to retail use with offices.
The planning official from Wexford County Council who considered the application took the unusual step of complimenting the new owners on the record in the report on the file prepared for the local authority.
' The proposed change of use will bring much needed activity to this site and is considered appropriate at this location,' wrote the planner.
The intention is to install a new entrance to the building with new windows, while the car park will be smartened up and a security fence will be erected. Alcast, which specialised in office furniture, went out of business two years ago.