Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has welcomed the announced that 50 new jobs are being created in the midlands.
Deputy Troy said: “I welcome the announcement from DPD Ireland that they are expanding their distribution base in Athlone. This is an extremely welcome investment for the region and will add 50 jobs over the next 18 months.
“DPD Ireland, which employs 600 people, has been in operation for over 25 years and is the largest parcel delivery firm in the country. DPD is handling over seven million parcels a year through its 38 depots around the country and is a significant support to the business community in the midlands.
“I want to wish the staff and management in company well and congratulate them on this investment.”