IDA to meet with Longford County Council in next six weeks

A representative of the IDA is due to attend a meeting of Longford county council in February or March.

The news came at this week’s plenary meeting of the council when Independent Councillor Mark Casey was once again critical of the role played by the body in helping job creation in the county.

Councillor Casey had raised the issue on foot of more good news on the jobs front for Athlone in recent days.

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He said the IDA were active in working in some counties, but they had not been very evident even since the announcement of the extensive job losses at Cameron.

Fine Gael’s Micheal Carrigy said the IDA had paid six visits to the county, but Councillor Casey said he wanted to see action as a result.

Chief Executive Paddy Mahon reminded members that Councillor Casey had asked previously for an IDA representative to attend a meeting and that was being arranged for February or March.