Thursday, 9 February 2006
Fergal Browne (Fine Gael)
As one of the fastest growing towns in the country, Carlow is now almost as big as Kilkenny city. The thousands of people who commute from Carlow are forced to waste four hours each day in their cars. I urge the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to bring major industries to Carlow, for which we have been waiting 30 years. We need major industry such as manufacturing to keep the town growing. Otherwise we will be very vulnerable.