Fears that the potential sale of Jaguar Landrover could impact on it’s Shannon Operations have been played down.
There’s been widespread speculation surrounding the future of the company, and a takeover by Peugeot’s parent company.
JLR employed 240 people in Shannon, and has further plans for expansion.
Jaguar Landrover announced it’s software centre in Shannon last year to much applaud, and now employs around 240 people
As recently as February, the luxury car manufacturer confirmed to Clare FM that it intended to further expand the number of staff it employs there, as it acquired more space in the Shannon Free Zone.
But concerns emerged about the company’s future in recent days, amid reports that it could be taken over by Peugeot’s parent company.
One former Land Rover chief engineer has even said the deal is “inevitable”.
But confidence is being expressed that any sale will have no impact on jobs in Shannon.
Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Michael Begley, says the Council is satisfied for now that the jobs are safe but they will be watching closely.
Clare’s Junior Minister at the Department of Jobs is also unconcerned over the impact of a potential sale.
Minister Pat Breen believes the future is bright for the Shannon branch, regardless of who owns the company.