Athlone in line for major jobs boost

Athlone could be set for a jobs boost with the news a big biopharmaceutical company is seeking planning permission for a large development.

Intarcia Ireland Limited, which has its headquarters in Boston, wants to develop a 4,000-square-metre administration and laboratory building in the IDA Park at Garrycastle.

The application was lodged with Westmeath County Council this week, with a decision due by March 23rd.

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Intarcia Therapeutics is a biopharma company committed to developing innovation therapies to prevent and manage serious chronic diseases.

Local councillor John Keogh welcomes the news.