Leading companies bring over 80 jobs to South Tipp

Managers have been “overwhelmed” by applications for 82 new jobs to be created in Cashel with the opening of Ireland’s first motorway services.

Managers have been “overwhelmed” by applications for 82 new jobs to be created in Cashel with the opening of Ireland’s first motorway services.

The jobs will be created this month as Topaz and McDonalds open at the Cashel interchange on the M8.

There is further good news for South Tipp on the jobs front with the creation of jobs at Clonmel technology firm VisionID. That company has increased its workforce to 16 following the signing of a contract to provide technology including anti-counterfeiting barcode security.

Cashel is to gain a significant jobs boost with the news that 82 jobs are being created at a new motorway service station at the Cashel interchange on the M8. Due to open on May 18 the new services area is the first of its kind on the Dublin to Cork motorway, with the state of the art complex costing €6 million.

McDonald’s has agreed a 25-year deal with Topaz to provide food services on the Cashel site. The restaurant will have seating for 66 people and there will be parking for up to 40 cars.

With 90% of the McDonald’s jobs being filled by people from the Cashel area the opening of the new service station comes as a real boost to the Premier county.

McDonald’s Cashel franchisee Chris Pim is excited about getting the new restaurant up and running: “This is an exciting development for this busy motorway and I expect the restaurant to be really busy from the very start.