The Irish Government today promised 60 "high end"
jobs in Donegal - - "high end" is added to a lexicon for research jobs
that includes "quality jobs" and "high value jobs."
This area continues to be one where public
spending gets priority even though there is little credible performance data
Richard Bruton TD,
enterprise minister, announced that preparatory
work has commenced for the construction of a new 20,000 sq ft Science Park
building, at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), representing an
investment of €4.5m.
He said the new facility will enhance the
development of Science, Research and Innovation in the North West region. The
initiative, in tandem with a similar facility in Derry City, is a cross border
project, co-funded by the EU’s Regional Development Fund through the Interreg
IVA Programme, by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and by the
Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel.
It is intended that the new facility in Letterkenny will provide 13 new business
Units and significant research space. "The target is that it will support over
60 high-end jobs. It is also hoped to develop 3 cross border clusters (involving
Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland) and that the facility will help
secure one additional FDI project into the North West each year."