Dáil Éireann - Volume 321 - 21 May, 1980
Written Answers. - County Roscommon Proposed Briquette Factory.
Mr. Leyden Mr. Leyden
209 Mr. Leyden asked the Minister for Energy the present position regarding the proposed briquette factory in Ballyforan, County Roscommon; if a suitable site has been obtained; if so, the location of the site; the proposed commencement and completion dates; the cost of the project; and the number of (i) jobs involved at construction stage and (ii) permanent jobs on completion.
Minister for Energy (Mr. Colley) George Colley
Minister for Energy (Mr. Colley): A site for the factory has been selected in County Galway about one mile south-west of the village of Ballyforan, County Roscommon and negotiations are currently taking place for the purchase of the site. It is expected that construction work will commence in 1982 with  the first stage of commissioning late in 1984 and the second stage in 1987. It is estimated that the cost of the project at current rates will be £25 million and that the number of jobs will be 150 at the construction stage and 220 permanent jobs on completion.
Dáil Éireann 321 Written Answers. County Roscommon Proposed Briquette Factory.