Jobs boost as Longford plaza gets planning

Longford County Council has granted planning permission for a development that’d create 100 jobs.

It has given Supermacs boss Pat McDonagh’s company Atlantic Enterprises the go-ahead to develop a service station, with a retail unit, food court and drive-through restaurant, in the Ballinalee Road, Longford town.

The decision has been made subject to 19 conditions.

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Mr McDonagh has several similar developments around the country, including in Galway and Moneygall, Co Offaly.

Mr McDonagh has welcomed the news, but says he has yet to received the conditions.