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Stagg Welcomes Grant of Planning to Intel

25 November 2019

Statement by Emmet Stagg
Spokesperson on Older People

Labour's Emmet Stagg has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála on November 21st to grant planning permission to Intel for an extended and revised manufacturing facility at their headquarters in Leixlip, for the manufacture of integrated circuits.

In welcoming the decision by An Bord Pleanála Mr. Stagg stated that the proposal is part of a strategic initiative by Intel Leixlip to ensure that the campus is optimised and is in a competitively placed position to compete for the next generation of investment with the Intel Corporation, when major future capital investment decisions are being considered. It is envisaged that 3,000 people will be employed in construction for 4 years, up to 6,000 at peak construction for a period of 6 months, and when operational there will be 1,600 full time permanent jobs on site.

Mr. Stagg stated that the proposal was supported by the current Leixlip Local Area Plan and Kildare County Development Plan and various regional and National Strategies and Guidelines. To date Intel have invested $12.5 Billion at its Leixlip Plant between buildings and process equipment, which is a major investment not just in Leixlip and Co. Kildare but the State overall. Last Friday Intel celebrated 30 years in Ireland and outlined how they contribute €1.08 Billion each year to the Irish economy and in addition to the 4,900 people working directly for Intel, they support 6,700 full time equivalent jobs in the economy.

Development contributions of €9,723,176 will be applied to the development.

Labour's Emmet Stagg stated that the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission reinforce's Intel Leixlip as a Centre of World Excellence in the knowledge based economy.