A family-owned business in Kerry is to create 120 new jobs in a series of seafood bars across the country. Quilan’s Seafood has been praised for its entrepreneurial spirit by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney today.
The company already employs 74 staff at its fish processing plant in Renard, retail outlets in Cahersiveen and Killorglin and seafood bars in Killarney and Tralee.
Quinlan’s Seafood managing director Liam Quinlan said the new seafood bar on Princes Street in Cork, which employs 24 people, is but the latest stage in an expansion which will see the firm open five more outlets across the country in the next 12 months.
“We believe the Irish economy has recovered and that is why we are investing in the high street”
Liam Quinlan, Managing Director, Quinlan’s Seafood
Speaking at the opening of the company’s latest seafood bar on Princes Street in Cork, Mr Coveney said the company, was an example of what an indigenous Irish company can achieve.
“Quinlan’s are a great example of an Irish company that has grown its business and has created much needed employment and with their seafood bars are now showcasing the best of Irish fish while adding maximum value to our marine harvest”
Mr Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Quinlan’s are now the most decorated Smoked Salmon producer in Ireland and has continued its phenomenal year of food awards by topping the taste test at the annual Blas na hÉireann, Irish Food Awards.
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