Ireland loses outs on bid to host European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority but Brexit can still present opportunities for the North-West region – Feighan
Senator Frank Feighan has said Ireland may have lost out on its bid to host the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority (EBA) but believes Brexit still presents opportunities for the North-West region. I was the first politician to call on the Government to consider Carrick-on-Shannon and the North-West region as part location for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which employs 900 people. I said at the time that locating part of this agency to this side of the country would be a huge boost for the regional economy along with additional spin-offs.
Unfortunately, we have lost out on the chance to host the EMA and the EBA but I believe that Brexit, despite its challenges, still presents opportunities for this region. There is no question that with the continuing uncertainty, companies in the UK will be looking elsewhere to locate their headquarters.
This region has a rich pool of highly skilled graduates who no doubt would love the opportunity of working on their own doorstep and I will continue to work closely with the Government to ensure that every opportunity in this regard is explored.”
Contact Senator Feighan, (086) 833 1234.