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Plastics factory boss: ‘We want to be part of the Skibbereen community’

Sunday, 30th July, 2017 2:32pm

Story by Jackie Keogh
Plastics factory boss: ‘We want to be part of the Skibbereen community’

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THE boss of a company seeking to establish a plastics factory in Skibbereen says it is looking forward to expanding its global operations in the area.

A statement issued by Danny Miles, who is the vice-president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, of the RTP Company, which is the parent company of Daly Products Ltd, said they are eager to become part of the community and deliver jobs.

The County Council has responded to the application by Daly Products Ltd for planning permission to build a plastics factory at Poundlick in Skibbereen with a request for further information.

The Council made the request following the receipt of almost 40 observations with regard to the planning application for the new factory, which is said to have the potential to create 50 new jobs.

Daly Products Ltd has been given six months with which to comply with the Council’s request. 

Failure to respond within that timeframe will mean that the application will be deemed withdrawn.

In his statement, Mr Miles said: ‘We look forward to expanding our global operations into the West Cork region. We continue to work with your local officials to provide them with all the information necessary to bring this project to Skibbereen.’

Mr Miles explained that Daly Products Ltd is a family-owned business with ties to the area. 

He said: ‘The spouse of the owner, and namesake of the company, was born and raised in West Cork.’

According to Mr Miles, Daly Products Ltd ‘is eager to work with and become part of the local community just as we have done in our 18 manufacturing sites around the world, providing enhanced services to our customers in Ireland and greater Europe, and bringing jobs and opportunity to your neighbourhood.’ Local Cllr Joe Carroll has been a strong supporter of the plan since it was first mooted.