Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford, John Browne, has welcomed the announcement that 250 new jobs will be created in Wexford over the next 12 months.

Deputy Browne: “I welcome today’s announcement that Eishtec is to expand in Ireland, bringing 250 jobs to Wexford. With 400 jobs already in Waterford, this announcement is a much needed boost for the South East region, which has the highest unemployment rate in the country.

“The South East region has a lot to offer but it has been neglected by this Government since it came into office.  Today’s announcement shows that companies will locate and expand in the region if the proper conditions are put in place.

“The fact Eishtec is an Irish and indigenous company adds to the benefits of the expansion. The SME sector will drive the economic recovery in this country and it is encouraging to see Eishtec expand here.

“The new facility at Drinagh will be state of the art and the knock-on effect in the area will be significant.

“I hope the expansion by Eishtec can encourage more potential employers to locate and expand here.”