Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has welcomed the announcement of 200 new jobs in her home town. The Mr. Price chain, which has 42 stores around the country is to open a central warehousing base in Athlone.
Acknowledging the news, the Senator noted Athlone’s central location as a main attraction for those opting to invest in Ireland.
“This is fantastic news for Athlone and it highlights again our strategic location in the heart of the country halfway between Dublin and Galway, straddling two provinces, two Regional Authorities and is the meeting point for rail, river, gas and road.
“It represents 200 additional families in the Midlands where someone is getting up to go out to work, where someone is bringing home a pay check on a Friday. These are not just statistics – they are real people, our neighbours and our friends.”
“Mr. Price currently employs 15 people in Athlone, but 200 additional jobs is huge. I would like to wish them every success and hope and expect that we will see other companies choosing Athlone, at the heart of Ireland”.