Minister says Sligo jobs announcement will help to balance regional development

The Junior Minister for Communications says the announcement this morning of 350 new jobs for Sligo will benefit the entire north west region.

Minister Sean Canney is in Sligo this morning for the jobs announcement by telecommunications company eir at its new state-of-the-art facility at Rathedmond.

The jobs will be mainly in customer services.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Minister Canney said providing jobs in the regions is the key to balanced development: