The Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened the Irish Distillers’ expanded distillery in Midelton, Cork yesterday. The €100 million expansion project aims to double production capacity in the distillery to 64 million litres of pure alcohol.
Mr Kenny said, “I am delighted to return to Midleton to mark the official opening of the new Distillery. Last year I turned the sod marking the start of this expansion and it is a great pleasure to be back to see the vision become a reality.”
The new distillery is located on the 128 acre site and is one of the largest projects undertaken by the company since it was formed in 1966. As part of the investment, 350 construction jobs were created. A further 60 permanent manufacturing and technical jobs were also created; 30 at the Midleton Distillery, and a further 30 in the Fox and Geese bottling plant in Dublin, bringing the company’s total employee numbers in Ireland to 560.
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