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Center perks - massive employment boost as holiday village gets the nod

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs, is pictured at a community day to unveil the proposed plans for the Center Parcs Longford Forest holiday village in Ballymahon  
Photo: Jason Clarke

ROBERT GRACE

An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for the Center Parcs holiday village at Ballymahon in what is a major boost for the greater Midlands region.

The €230 million investment, the largest ever private tourism project in the State, will create approximately 750 jobs during construction, 1,000 permanent jobs when open, and a further 300 spin-off jobs in the wider economy.


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