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One million euro investment into a new Research & Development Centre in County Kilkenny

One million euro’s being invested into a new Research & Development Centre in County Kilkenny.

Niche crop experts Beotanics have just confirmed an expansion plan at their Stoneyford headquarters.

The addition will include a plant science laboratory, plant quarantine & R&D greenhouse.

European Commissioner for Agricutulture & Rural Development, Phil Hogan, has today been meeting with owners Pat & NĂ³irin FitzGerald & their 43-strong Irish team.

Speaking to KCLR News Pat says “It’s a significant amount but it comes on the back of quite a number of years of success & failure.”

He added “it’s not a light undertaking, I suppose in the scheme of big agriculture it’s not a huge amount of money but in the scheme of things in rural Ireland it’s a big commitment over the next period of time.”

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