Ireland is weeks away from learning whether it has secured a $80 billion foreign direct investment project from chipmaker Intel which will in time create up to 10,000 jobs.

Intel already employs more than 5,000 people at its sprawling 360-acre Leixlip, Co Kildare facility and at a site at Shannon, Co Clare. According to a report in The Irish Examiner, the Intel decision involves it building a new plant to make a new generation of chips.

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