The former Braun site has been bought by well-known entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Seán Gallagher in what’s been described as one of the country’s largest commercial property transactions in 2015.
We have had a number of discussions with a number of potential tenants and also the IDA has brought a number of potential tenants to the area. The IDA has been very actively involved and we are very pleased with their commitment to our plans,” said Mr Gallagher.
He also described council representatives, officials and the local enterprise office as “extremely supportive” when his firm began to look as the possibility of purchasing the site earlier this year. He cited the supportive local authority, Carlow’s positive attitude to enterprise, the enormous success of IT Carlow, the site’s location with excellent road access to both Dublin and Waterford and the strong base of agricultural, manufacturing and technology industries that exist in the county as “hugely significant” in his purchase of the site.
“We see great potential for this facility and see Carlow as a great location for business,” he said. “Carlow has many positive attributes, including an excellent institute of technology, which will prove critical in attracting top-quality inward investment into an area. We look to working closely with the IDA, the local enterprise agencies and Carlow County Council and its public representatives to help attract companies and jobs to the site,” said Mr Gallagher.