Taoiseach turns sod at €4.5m
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny
has turned the sod on the €4.5m North West Regional
Science Park in Letterkenny.
The development is part of the two Science Park
developments located at the CoLab, LYIT and Fort
George, Derry and represents a combined total
investment of €15m in the region.
The project, co-ordinated by the North West Region
Cross Border Group, is a partnership comprising the
five councils of Derry, Donegal, Limavady, Strabane
Taoiseach, Enda Kenny turns the sod
at the new €4.5 million North West Regional Science
Park building. Also pictured, from left: Seamus
Neely, Donegal county manager; Dinny McGinley, TD;
Paul Hannigan, LYIT; Norman Apsley, NISP; Frank
Hewitt, NISP; Carol Margey, NWRCBG and Lorraine
Monday's sod turning by
Mr Kenny marked the culmination of four years’ work
by all the stakeholders in bringing this project
from concept to reality. It is expected to be
fullycompleted by mid-2015.
"The North West Regional Science Park is a shot in
the arm for businesses within the North West, not
just for the small companies in their infancy but
also for those established companies and
multinationals who can both contribute to and
benefit from the dynamics of the Science Park
project," said a spokesperson.
Various stakeholders in the project include LYIT,
Donegal County Council, Donegal Local Enterprise
Office, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and
Innovation, EI, IDA, Údarás na Gaeltachta, ILEX,
NWRCBG and NISP.
The spokesperson said local students could expect
good opportunities from the Science Park.
"LYIT has 3,500 students, and is committed to
providing opportunities for its graduates within the
North West region, preparing them for their lives
"The emergence of the Science Park on LYIT’s campus
at this critical time makes this job a lot easier."