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Ó Snodaigh calls for local employment clause for Diageo’s Guinness Brewery project

13 January, 2012 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Dublin South Central Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has welcomed the announcement from Diageo that it is to make a capital investment of €153 million in a brewing centre of excellence at St James’s Gate, Dublin with the creation of 300 jobs during the construction phase.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh has called for a local employment clause to be inserted into the construction contract to ensure that the project employs people from one to the state’s worst affected unemployment black spots.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“This news is a welcome boost for the constituency of Dublin South Central which has suffered greatly in the recession.

“I am calling for a local employment clause to be inserted into the construction contract to ensure that local people are employed on the project as this is one of the worst affected unemployment black spots in the state.” ENDS

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