Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has stated that the investment of €26 Million in the expansion of the Aurivo Dairy Ingredients plant in Ballaghaderreen is very positive news for the town.

Senator Hopkins stated, “This investment in Ballaghaderreen is part of a wider 5 year Capital investment programme.  These developments will allow Aurivo to increase their milk production by 25% and their dairy ingredients capacity by 50%. These planned developments are being supported by Enterprise Ireland.

“This expansion of Aurivo is very positive for Ballaghaderreen and the surrounding area. Aurivo is already a very important employer in the town and wider region. It has the potential now to create further employment both during the construction phase and once the extended facility is up and running.”

Senator Hopkins concluded, “This investment shows the strong commitment that Aurivo has to Ballaghaderreen and the wider region. I look forward to the completion of this expansion and a bright future for the Aurivo site in Ballaghaderreen.”