McCartney welcomes O’Neill’s Derry job announcement

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the news that O’Neill’s sportswear have confirmed that they are to create  40 new jobs in Derry  with  the opening of a new store at the recently closed Supervalu building  in Waterloo Place.

Commenting Raymond McCartney said

“There was great disappointment recently following the announcement that the Supervalue store on this site was to close with the loss of local jobs. People were worried that the loss of that business would affect the footfall through the area.

So it’s good news that O’Neill’s sportswear is creating 40 new jobs and locating a new flagship store in Waterloo Place.

O’Neill’s are one of the best known brands in sportswear and along with the recent announcement of 170 jobs being created at its Strabane base this is a good sign of confidence in the North West.