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QIH welcomes An Taoiseach and Minister Heather Humphreys to Ballyconnell

QIH welcomes An Taoiseach and Minister Heather Humphreys to Ballyconnell

QIH was very pleased to welcome An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, TD to its head office in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan on Saturday, 11 November 2017.

The visit which coincided with the Fine Gael National Conference in Cavan over the weekend outlined investment, business and employment growth by QIH on both sides of the border over recent years. QIH, whose business spans over 1,000 acres on both sides of the border, also outlined measures and investment it has been undertaking to mitigate the impact of Brexit on QIH and the broader community, including the new export hub at Warrenpoint.

Commenting, Liam McCaffrey, Chief Executive, QIH said:

"An Taoiseach was very encouraged that QIH has added over 150 local jobs since 2015 and that we have invested over €21m to support continuing growth ahead of a potentially more challenging post Brexit environment. Notwithstanding these challenges we signalled our optimism about future performance, based on our market position and our experience of operating on a cross-border basis for the past 45 years."

“An Taoiseach was very clued-in to the practical implications for all businesses in the area of a hard border and we were very encouraged that this will be reflected in government efforts to prevent a hard border at all costs.”

Pictured left to right are:

  • Kevin Lunney, Chief Operating Officer (COO), QIH
  • Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, TD
  • An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD
  • Liam McCaffrey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), QIH
  • Dara O’Reilly, Chief Financial officer (CFO), QIH
  • Councillor John McCartin
  • Mark McKenna, Manager, Quinn Packaging
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