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New jobs at Tayto park and factory

A TOTAL of 78 new jobs have been lined up at Tayto's crisp factory and amusement park in Co Meath.

Founder of Largo Foods and Tayto Park, Ray Coyle, said he is expanding both sites on the outskirts of Ashbourne which will take employee figures to 798.

The firm opened a 55-acre Tayto themed attraction in 2010.

A total of €15m has been invested in developing Tayto Park and another €2.1m will be provided this year.

"Little did I envisage four years ago when we started building Tayto Park that in two short years we would have welcomed 750,000 people to Tayto Park and all because people showed some interest in the bison we kept in the same field," said Mr Coyle.