Sinn Féin Assembly candidate for East Derry Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed the announcement of the sale of the Shackleton site at Ballykelly to MJM Group. The Group plans to refurbish and fit private jets at the site and has other business ventures under consideration also.
Caoimhe Archibald said, “The agreement to sell the Shackleton site to a private company which is planning to initially bring 100 jobs is a very welcome announcement. Along with the DARD headquarters on site this will be of significant economic and social benefit to the local area and wider North West.
“The jobs announced today are skilled and long term which is exactly what the area needs, the company has stated that in the longer term the development plans for the site will provide up to 1000 jobs.
“The company have also committed to providing community building and recreation facilities on the site opening it up to the local community. All in all this very positive development.”