Murphy and Brady welcome Newry jobs boost
Sinn Fein representatives Conor Murphy and Mickey Brady have welcomed news that up to 1,130 jobs could be created in Newry. Their comments follow the Newry Times exclusive we broke yesterday that Environment Minister Alex Attwood had announced his decision to grant planning permission for the Greenbank based development.
Speaking to Newry Times, MP for Newry Armagh Conor Murphy said, “This is a welcome development for Newry, which could lead to 1,130 new jobs being created. The plans are for a mixed use development which includes retail outlets, café’s and restaurants, an enterprise centre and social housing. I have been involved with this development for many years and have worked closely with Parma Developments to help ensure that they retain their operations in the Newry area if at all possible.”
Murphy added, “I particularly welcome the boost to the local construction sector which this development will bring; I hope that social clauses will be included in the tender process to bring more people back into employment. People currently living in the vicinity of the area must be consulted and kept informed of progress and I look forward to seeing the work start and its progression and conclusion in the not too distant future.”
His Sinn Fein colleague, MLA Mickey Brady added, “There are also plans for a riverside walk contained within this development proposal. I look forward to the culmination of this work and, having spoken to Newry people, I know that everybody is behind this local good news story.”
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