75 jobs finally coming on stream in Donegal Town

It's been confirmed that 75 jobs announced for Donegal Town four years ago are finally coming on stream.

The jobs are part of a package which was announced less than nine months after Hospira closed with the loss of 560 jobs in August 2005.

In March 2006, the then Enterprise Minister Michael Martin announced that 155 jobs would be created following the decision by Abbots to take over the former Hospira plant.

However, only 80 of the promised jobs were realised, with the rest put on hold.

Now, we understand, the company's situation has improved, and the remaininjg jobs are set to come on line shortly. Neither Abbots nor IDA Ireland have issued statements, but workers at the plant were briefed on the development at the weekend. Meanwhile, today's Donegal People's Press quotes Tanaiste Mary Coughlan as welcoming what she calls a vote of confidence in the people of Donegal.