County Kildare Chamber today welcomed the decision by Kildare County Council to grant permission to ensure that the Leixlip Plant has the capacity to manufacture the latest Semiconductor Technology. Intel Ireland is now in a position to bid for a $4bn (€3.6bn) investment from head office.


Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber said “This planning permission now ensures that Intel Ireland can bid for the tender which if successful will create 3,000 construction jobs and in excess of 850 full time jobs once developed.  This is great news for Kildare and further demonstrates that Kildare is the location of choice for existing and potential business enterprises.  I am confident that Intel Ireland will be successful in this bid as Kildare is primed for further development”