Deputy Tom Neville, Limerick Fine Gael TD, has welcomed confirmation that US sanctions on the owners of Aughinish Alumina have now been removed.
Speaking on the announcement, Deupty Neville said: “This news means that Aughinish Alumina can now focus again on its core business and future growth.
“This is fantastic news for the company’s staff based in Limerick and around the wider region. Aughinish is a major employer in the Mid-West and the many hundreds of jobs it supports and sustains are no longer at risk.
“The Government worked very closely in support of Aughinish and its management ever since the sanctions were announced in April 2018.This has involved intensive work, both at home and abroad, in search of a solution to safeguard the firm’s future. This announcement is the culmination of a significant cross-Government effort over 10 months.
“We will continue building awareness in the United States of Aughinish’s long history in Ireland and its importance to the Mid-West and our wider economy. These jobs are so important to Limerick and the Mid-West and Government will continue to support them.”