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Taoiseach’s statement moves Global Pharmaceutical Centre a step closer to Kerry

23 September, 2010 - by Martin Ferris TD


North Kerry/West Limerick Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said the proposed location of a Global Pharmaceutical Centre of Excellence in Tralee has moved a step closer following confirmation from the Taoiseach that the government supports the plan.

Deputy Ferris said while a lot of work still needs to be done, significant progress has been made in the last six weeks.

He said:

“I want to welcome the Taoiseach’s statement that the government will do everything it can to support the proposed location of a Global Pharmaceutical Centre of Excellence in Tralee. An awful lot of behind the scenes work and negotiations has been ongoing over recent weeks and I believe that today’s statement represents significant progress and moves the centre one step closer to Tralee.

“I understand that Shannon Development, the IDA, Kerry County Council and others are on board with the project and are working pro-actively to see it delivered for Tralee. As I said in July, if this project does come to fruition it would represent a monumental achievement for Tralee, Kerry and indeed Ireland. I want to pay tribute to those who have been working hard to make this happen and they deserve all the support they can get.

“The creation of a world class centre such as this in Kerry, with the potential to create thousands of jobs is enormous, and will change the economic landscape of the county and region for generations. And while we won’t be able to celebrate until the project is one hundred percent certain, I believe that today's statement makes the project all the more possible.” ENDS

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