Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has called on the Taoiseach to lead a focused effort to secure the future of the Mayo Renewable Power project in Killala Co Mayo.  The company has issued a suspension notice to its main contractor.

Deputy Calleary commented, “This news is a major blow to over 150 construction workers and their families, as well as to the north Mayo region.  This is an extremely important project, both locally and nationally, which has brought employment back to the county, and many of the workers returned home again after securing employment.

“This project cannot be stalled.  I am urging the Taoiseach to intervene and lead a concerted effort to work with the company to resolve the current issues.  This suspension period must be used effectively to ensure that the project can progress as planned.  I am willing to assist in whatever role necessary to get this development back on track.

“This issue cannot be left to resolve itself.  We need leadership and energy to secure these jobs and this project, which is of vital importance to Mayo and the entire country”.