IBEC West, the group that represents business in the region, has supported the Corrib gas pipeline application at the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing. The group said approval for the route would facilitate much-needed investment leading to the creation of jobs and improved energy infrastructure in the region.
“This project, if allowed, will lead to over 130 permanent jobs at a time when we need them most,” said IBEC regional director John Brennan. “The west region has already benefited from infrastructural development in relation to the project, and we will benefit even more if the project is given the go-ahead. What we need now is a clear and decisive ruling from An Bord Pleanála to secure this important project for the region.”
The hearing continues in Belmullet this week.