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Tekelek submit plans to extend Cratloe operations

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*Tekelek CEO, Peter McCarthy. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Shannon company, Tekelek Group plan to expand on it’s operations with an application currently before Clare County Council.

Tekelek are seeking to extend it’s three existing warehouses and all necessary ancillary services at Portdrine Development Park in Cratloe in the application. The company which was founded in 1995 by Liscannor native, Peter McCarthy is headquartered at the Shannon Free Zone where it’s sales and supports team are based.

Manufacturing of the company’s products including level sensing and tank monitoring solutions for oil, LPG/gas and water is done elsewhere in places such as Portdrine Development Park.

An environmental impact statement is not required as part of the application as the development does not impact on protected structures with the wastewater treatment and water supply to utilise the existing connections.

Submissions have been made to date by the Irish Aviation Authority who clarified “we have no observations on this application” and Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Cllr PJ Ryan requested at the end of April to be a representative on this particular planning application.

Speaking at a Shannon Chamber breakfast briefing last month, McCarthy revealed that Tekelek had delivered “more than 3.5 million sensors across five continents. Europe is our biggest market and we are growing in America”. In recent years, the company acquired Ingenion Design in a deal worth €2m, it now employs 45 people.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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