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December 22, 2008

€1.1 million Boost for Kildare Food Producers

Three food producers in Kildare will benefit from the Capital Investment Scheme for food marketing and processing from the Department of Agriculture according to local Fianna Fail TD Áine Brady, TD.

“In the meat sector, Brady Family Food in Naas will receive €567,689 and McConnon’s Meats in Rathangan will get €487,570. In the horticulture sector, Boylan Fruits Ltd in Johnstownbridge will receive €71,426.”

“This funding will give a significant boost to the companies and improve their facilities including storage handling and marketing and should help to increase their capacity, secure their futures and increase local employment.”

“The food industry is an important one in north Kildare especially, providing local employment and contributing significantly to the local economy. I have lobbied hard for Government support for the industry.”

“It is vital that we continue to invest in small companies that provide the backbone to our food industry. It is important to secure our access to fresh locally grown food. It is also important for local people to buy local and provide every support possible to Irish producers, local business and local employers. I will continue in my efforts to secure every Government support possible for the Kildare food industry” concluded Deputy Brady.