“This is a very important decision for the agri-business sector in the South East,” said Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher upon hearing the decision of the Irish Supreme Court to allow the construction of the proposed Glanbia Cheese factory in Belview, Co. Kilkenny.
Kelleher, an MEP for Ireland South, was commenting, as it emerged this morning that the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal from An Taisce against the €140 million development.
“The repeated attempts by An Taisce to block and derail this really important economic investment in the South East are finally over.
“From the outset I have said that the judicial and indeed planning system should not be used to decide national government policy.
“Now that this final hurdle has been overcome, I would urge Glanbia to move on with their plans as quickly as possible. Thousands of dairy farmers across Munster and South Leinster are ready and waiting to provide top quality Irish milk and to support the creation of a significant number of well-paying local jobs,” concluded Kelleher.