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Food company announces 115 new jobs for Longford and Galway at pizza and pastry plants

Green Isle Foods are making a €30 million investment in operations in Portumna and Longford.

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THE LONGFORD GREEN Isle Food Group has announced that the company will make an investment of €30m across its operations in Ireland which will result in an additional 115 jobs over the next five years.

The investment programme, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland, was approved by Cabinet this morning.

As a result of the investment, an additional 50 jobs will be created at the company’s pizza production facility in Longford and an additional 65 jobs in its pastry production plant in Portumna.

The investment also secures the jobs of the 700 people currently employed by Green Isle.

Green Isle Foods is part of the 2 Sisters Food Group which has a total turnover of £3billion with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide.

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Richard Bruton is shown a frozen pizza

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The company is responsible for brands such as Green Isle, Donegal Catch and Goodfella’s.

Speaking at Green Isle Food’s Longford facility, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said:

“Food is a sector where Irish companies have built strengths and grown export markets over many years.”

Eddie Power, Managing Director of Green Isle said:

“Green Isle Foods is a company of ambition operating in what are exceptionally competitive markets.

“This investment programme increases our capacity and extends our product offering and secures access to a wider range of international markets.”

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