FERMOY JOBS PLAN SHELVED
Government plans to decentralize public service jobs to Fermoy have been shelved until at least 2011. Up to 100 jobs with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food were earmarked to be relocated from Dublin to Fermoy as part of the Government’s ongoing attempt to decentralize public service departments outside of the capital city.
“I was very disappointed to hear that the planned relocation to Fermoy of 100 jobs from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has been delayed. This move would have been a great boost for the town as it is an ideal location for this department.
"I hope that the review when it takes place will look favourability on the town of Fermoy and we can look forward to the arrival of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to the town early in 2011,” Cllr Colette Dolan Moore told The Avondhu.
A spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said that the move to Fermoy was on hold due to budget constraints.
“Budget 2009 announced the prioritisation of the decentralisation programme with certain elements, including the move to Fermoy, deferred pending a review in 2011.
"Last July, the announcement of the reorganisation of the department’s local office network included ‘the relocation of the newly merged Cork local office to a provincial location north of Cork city’. As yet no formal announcement regarding the location of the office has been made,” a spokesperson told The Avondhu.
Thursday 25th February 6:29pm