New Gallaghers owner says over 100 jobs could be on the cards

It's been confirmed that the Managing Director of Gallaghers Bakery has agreed to buy back the fresh bread section of the company, with production staying in Ardara.

In 2007, the bakery was sold to IAWS by the Gallagher family, with Declan Gallagher staying on as Managing Director. Last month, the company announced it was moving the frozen section of the business to Dublin, but was willing to sell the fresh bread section of the company.

Now, it's been confirmed that has been agreed, with Mr Gallagher hoping to expand the fresh lines and employ up to 70 people, with more hopefully to follow.

Local businessman and Independent Election Candidate Stephen Mc Cahill says growing the business gradually is the best policy.............

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Speaking to Highland Radio News this afternoon, Declan Gallagher said he hasn't yet been in touch with Udaras na Gaeltachta, but is likely to make contact with a view to future expansion.

He's hopeful that the numbers employed in Ardara can exceed 100 again in the not too distant future...........

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