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Cllr Jonathan Graham meets Liffey Valley to ensure local jobs

25 January, 2016

Clondalkin Councillor Jonathan Graham today met with both the management of the Liffey Valley Centre and a representative from Hines, the company overseeing the expansion and upgrade of the centre. 

Graham said:

“At the time of the announcement, I warmly welcomed the plans. Liffey Valley is an integral part of our local economy, as both a ratepayer and an employer. The expansion will only add to this.

One of my priorities is to ensure a local employment dividend for the Clondalkin area insofar as I can. I tabled a motion at the April Clondalkin Area Committee inviting all the relevant stakeholders to come and meet Councillors outlining the project and phased development. 

Following on from this, I tabled a more recent motion, to meet and discuss with the centre, a local employment dividend. Today, I met them and I want to welcome the several hundred jobs that will come on stream from this project.

We agreed to develop a multi-agency approach, involving myself, local employment agencies, the centre and state bodies to generate a local employment dividend. This news can only be welcomed. Over the coming weeks, I will put this plan into action, and ensure that local people are aware of the potential employment gains. 

The plans for the centre are exciting and I hope that by the end, Clondalkin has the centre it deserves with local people neatly positioned to benefit from the extra jobs created.”

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