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September 11, 2008

Brady welcomes Guinness investment in Leixlip

Local Fianna Fail T.D. Áine Brady has welcomed the news that Diageo Ireland is to acquire a 73 acre site for a new state of the art brewery in Leixlip that will bring up to 170 jobs to the town.

“It is anticipated that the new brewery, that will be the biggest Diageo brewery in the world will be up and running by 2013 and will result in the growth of Guinness Ireland’s domestic and global business.”

“Guinness is a very strong global brand and I am delighted that they have chosen Kildare for their new brewery. Leixlip was the location that Arthur Guinness started his own brewery in 1782 so it is a homecoming of sorts.”

“I know that the IDA and Enterprise Ireland were very supportive of Diageo in making this move to Kildare.”

“In these challenging economic times we need to keep focused on highlighting what Kildare can offer investors and employers to maintain existing jobs and attract further employment.”

“Kildare has a talented and highly educated workforce, good tax incentives for businesses and an improving road and rail Infrastructure all of which can help us to weather the current economic slow down.”

“I will continue to work with my colleague the Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise to highlight what Kildare can offer,” concluded Deputy Brady.