Planning go-ahead for Obama M7 plaza

A planning application will soon be submitted for a €7 million service station on the M7 motorway outside Moneygall, which is, Barack Obama's ancestral home in Co Offaly.

28th April, 2012
Planning go-ahead for Obama M7 plaza
US president Barack Obama greets the locals in his ancestral home of Moneygall, Co Offaly, during his Irish visit last May. Photo: Getty

Supermac's founder Pat McDonagh will submit a planning application to Tipperary North County Council within the next fortnight for a €7 million service station on the M7 motorway outside Moneygall, the Co Offaly village that is the ancestral home of US president Barack Obama.

The planned Barack Obama Plaza would create 75 jobs during the construction phase and 50 permanent jobs once open.

It is earmarked for a 12-acre site between Dublin and Limerick, at junction 23,...

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