Granard jobs boost

Teresa Kiernan makes a presentation to Taoiseach Enda Kenny during his visit to Kiernan Milling on Sunday. Pic: www.hursonphotography.com
Sixteen jobs are to be created at a major agricultural provider in north Longford, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Sixteen jobs are to be created at a major agricultural provider in north Longford, writes Liam Cosgrove.

The new positions at Kiernan Milling in Granard were announced by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Sunday. It’s anticipated the jobs will come on stream once construction on a new mill is completed over the next 18 months to two years.

Local Fine Gael TD James Bannon said the addition of 16 additional jobs at a site already employing in excess of 50 people was especially timely.

“Construction on the new mill is expected to start in September and take 18 month to two years,” he said. “It’s a welcome boost to a town where industry is scarce.”