Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and Meath East Declan Breathnach this week sought a collaborative effort from his Co. Louth Oireachtas colleagues to work together in assisting eBay to remain in the constituency. Four colleagues decided to issue the joint statement following:

It is in the best interests of the people of the North East Region that we will take a collaborative approach to assisting eBay in relocating within our constituency.

In a statement the three of the five local TDs, Gerry Adams, Declan Breathnach, Imelda Munster and Senator Ged Nash have said that they are available to meet with both the IDA and eBay to assist them in relocating and expanding within the Louth and Meath East region. There are a number of alternative sites to accommodate an enlarged eBay work force.

All efforts should be focussed on ensuring they remain and we are committed to working together to achieve this.

The loss of this business would be a blow to other local business in the region.

We look forward to working with eBay management and staff in the constituency as they continue to grow.

“I can confirm we are meeting with the IDA on Monday and that we will jointly use every effort to retain the eBay facility in our constituency”.