Saturday 20 January 2018

Irish Life to expand Dundalk facility

Irish Life chief executive David Harney. Picture: Andres Poveda
Irish Life chief executive David Harney. Picture: Andres Poveda

Sean Duffy

Insurance company Irish Life plans to expand its customer service centre in Dundalk in an investment that will allow the company to double its workforce at the site.

Irish Life currently employs 160 staff in Dundalk at a 20,000 square foot facility. The new expansion would more than double the size of the customer care centre. Irish Life said the 45,000 square foot proposal was an indication of the company’s commitment to the local area.

“As one of Ireland’s largest employers, this commitment to a new premises demonstrates our investment in the future of service operations in the area as we continue to grow our pension, investment and health businesses, said Irish Life ceo David Harney.

“The expansion of our operations in Dundalk is an indication of our future growth strategy for the company, in keeping with our ambitious plans for 2017 and beyond,” Mr Harney added.

A planning application for development on the 1.6 hectare site is due to be submitted to Louth County Council in the coming weeks.

The venture is being supported by the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Louth County Council and local representatives of the IDA.

Should the proposals gain planning permission, work is expected to commence on the building later this year and will be completed in 2018.

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