Center Parcs To Invest €100m In New Complex In Longford

Holiday resort firm, Center Parcs, has announced it is to invest €100m in a new complex in Longford.

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath, Robert Troy, has welcomed the announcement.

Deputy Troy said: "The announcement is a huge boost to Longford and the wider Midlands Region. Center Parcs is looking to create up to 600 jobs during construction with a further 500 permanent jobs being put in place once the complex opens.

"This is the first major jobs announcement by the government in Longford since it came to office. The government seems to only have recently woken up to the need for greater regional balance in investment patterns.

"This investment highlights the potential that exists to grow the tourism industry in Longford over the coming years. We have a unique landscape on offer in the Midlands Region that can be marketed to people across Europe. The government and industry stakeholders need to work hard to realise this potential."


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

12 March 2024
Economy Minister To Promote NI In New York And Washington
Economy Minister, Conor Murphy, will highlight the benefits of Northern Ireland's business and economic opportunities during an official visit to New York and Washington DC.
07 December 2017
John Sisk & Son Secures Center Parcs Contract
John Sisk & Son have secured two significant construction contracts at Centre Parcs Longford Forest, it has been announced. The contracts are for the construction of the 470 lodges and 30 apartments as well as the state-of-the-art centre buildings, which house the Center Parcs Subtropical Swimming Paradise, restaurants, bars and shops.
04 June 2019
Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued Across 11 Counties
Met Éireann have issued a Status Yellow weather warning for rain across 11 counties. The warning, which came into effect at 7am this morning, is in place for Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan. The warning will remain in place until 6am tomorrow, when it will be reviewed.
14 January 2013
Shots Fired At House In Longford Town
A number of shots were fired at a house outside Longford town last night. Nobody was injured and minor damage was caused to the house on the Dublin Road. The attack happened just before midnight. It is believed the incident is the latest in a series of attacks, in connection with a feud between families and travellers in the area.
28 July 2016
Political Parties Welcome New Center Parcs Development
Fianna Fáil and Labour have welcomed the announcement that planning permission has been approved to build a new Center Parcs development in Co Longford. Labour Deputy Willie Penrose said he is looking forward to construction work commencing as soon as possible.