The IDA have today confirmed that they will proceed shortly with a planning application for Phase 1 infrastructure for the 11 hectare Technology Park on the Sligo Road in Ballina.

Local Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin says she has been arguing the case for the construction of an IDA Advance Technology Building following on from the identification of important part played by such a building being available to Meissner in Castlebar, who recently announced 150 jobs.

Senator Mulherin says there is welcome progress for a Business and Technology Park in Ballina following today’s meeting with the IDA.

She says the idea is to develop a master plan for the creation of a business and technology park on the site and to build roads and bring services like broadband, power and water onto the sire.

She believes this is a first step in the right direction.


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