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Minister Creed welcomes planned €77m Norwegian investment in Cork Dairy Facility

Minister Michael Creed today welcomed the announcement by the TINE Group, Norway’s largest dairy co-operative, of a planned €77 million investment in a new production facility with capacity to produce up to 20,000 tonnes of the famous Norwegian cheese brand Jarlsberg® annually. The facility is to be located alongside Dairygold at Mogeely, Co. Cork.

“I'm delighted to hear of the plans for production of a world-class Norwegian cheese brand using Irish milk, and at a facility in the heart of rural Ireland’ the Minister said. ‘Irish dairy farming sits alongside the best in the world. It is about our plentiful supply of grass and water, our natural grass-based production, and our sustainable farming methods. This investment will represent another endorsement of the Irish dairy sector and our ambitious plans to meet the demands of a growing world market for safe and sustainably produced dairy.”

The planned investment is subject to planning approval.

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Date Released: 09 December 2017