Press Release - IDA lack of interest in Co.Wicklow a disgrace

Cllr Tom Fortune is calling on the IDA to explain why Wicklow is not getting investment and why is it bottom of list of 26 counties.

We have good roads which are linked to road network which can easily take you to any part of Ireland and which are close to airport, shipping . We have good infrastructure and a good educated workforce, yet we get only the odd visit from the IDA  and nothing happens. We are practically in industrial/ job terms a suburb of Dublin. We are not treated in a similar way to KILDARE/ MEATH/ LOUTH which could also be classed suburbs of Dublin.

Cllr Fortune says he asked the IDA representatives when they were visiting WCC last year why is it nothing happens as a result of their visits and suggested to them that they were only going through the motions. Cllr Fortune believes that Wicklow and what it has to offer is not been sold properly.

Cll Fortune says this requires urgent attention and is calling for the senior people in the IDA to sort out. To this end he is calling on the CEO of WCC to immediately invite the IDA to Wicklow to meet the members and executive of WCC.

Cllr Fortune concludes by saying a good example of the lack of action by the IDA in Wicklow is the IDA site in greystones in Greystones which has been waiting for over 30 years for development.

Cllr Tom Fortune