Saturday 16 December 2017

New food plant to create 100 new jobs

Paul O'Donoghue

A new food plant to be based in Lusk, Dublin will create 100 new jobs.

The plant is being opened by Ballymaguire Foods which currently employs 150 people in the North Dublin town.

Ballymaguire Foods, which is the largest producer of chilled ready meals for retailers in Ireland, estimates that the new jobs will be worth just over €4m per year to the local economy.

A further 100 jobs will also be created during construction of the plant, which will manufacture chilled ready meals.

Managing director Ed Spelman said: “Our production capability will now grow to over 500,000 meals per week and this will mainly be used to fuel the opportunities we see in the UK and add to our existing business there.

“Our Irish suppliers will also benefit in the future as all ingredients, where possible, are sourced on the island of Ireland. Ballymaguire Foods currently sources 676t of beef, 2600t of potatoes, 2080t of vegetables, 780t of dairy produce and 572t chicken per year in Ireland.”

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