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New €130m mozzarella plant to be built in Portlaoise

Glanbia Cheese - a joint venture between Glanbia and the US company Leprino Foods - announced plans to open a new €130 million mozzarella manufacturing plant in Portlaoise. 78 full-time jobs will be created at the factory when it's completed, as well as 250 jobs during construction.

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