County ‘aggressively’ marketed for industry
Wicklow is being ‘aggressively marketed’ in order to attract new industry to the county, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told the Wicklow People in an exclusive interview this week.
He highlighted proposed developments in Arklow and Bray which would generate new jobs however, Wicklow town remained a black spot with no mention of any initiatives to replace the recent job losses in Veha.
He acknowledged that the apparent lack of job creation initiatives was on of the major issues affecting the county.
Veha in Wicklow town and AO Smith in Bray had closed, Dell was moving from Bray and Shering Plough in Rathdrum had shed jobs and there was no sign of any new industry coming in, he commented.
‘ The recent losses have caused huge upset for the area. But the government has been working with Enterprise Ireland and IDA to ensure job opportunities continue to grow in Wicklow,’ he said.