Kilmallock in line for jobs boost

It is reported that Kilmallock could be in line to get a substantial employment boost with the news that Dansko Foods, which has been in oper-ation in the town since 1986, plans to build a new factory, writes John Barrett. Meeting on Thursday last, members of the Cappamore/Kilmallock Municipal District of Limerick City and County Council passed a proposal to sell a 2.27 acre parcel of land at Kilmallock Business Park to the food company for the con-struction of the new factory. The proposal to sell the site will now go before a full meeting of Limerick City and County Council for the final stamp of approval. Dansko Foods has outgrown its current facility in the town and needs this extra land for expansion. The parcel of land concerned is adjacent to a warehouse owned by the company at the business park.
Warmly welcoming the development, Kilmallock Independent councillor, PJ Carey told the Vale Star, “This is fantastic news which could see 100 extra jobs for the area. Businesses such as Dansko need to be supported and the disposal of this land ties in perfectly with the recent news that lnnovate Limerick has received expressions of interest from food companies, mainly in Northern lreland.
“The Kilmallock Business Park will be reserved for food related businesses as we try to develop a production cluster linking in with the facility in Bruree.
“The industrial estate has never been developed properly over the decades and l have made it a priority, since being elected. l have an affiliation with the park as an employee of lrema which has its production facility there. It’s vitally important to maximise its potential and help create more jobs for the area,” he said.