Collins McNicholas are delighted to partner with Mafic Black Basalt Ireland Limited (Mafic) in recruiting for their new start up facility in Kells, Co Meath, Ireland. With plans to employ 70 people over the next three years, this is excellent news for Ireland and particularly the Kells area.  This facility will produce Basalt Fibre from a single material, crushed basalt. Basalt Fibre is used as fireproof textile in the aerospace and automotive industries and is also used as a composite to produce a large number of products, including pallets.

We were delighted to attend the announcement yesterday (see photo below).  Congratulations and well done also to Connect Ireland for winning this project for Ireland.

Brian Doogan, Mafic, Kells

Brian Doogan of Mafic Black Basalt Ireland

Richard Bruton at Mafic Conference to announce start up operation in Kells

Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD

For further information on Mafic, current and future opportunities at Mafic and details of how to apply please see