Barry Cowen says there's now renewed confidence about the development.
There's renewed confidence surrounding the potential development of a €40m beef processing plant in Offaly.
An application to the Immigrant Investment Programme by the a Chinese group behind the plans was blocked earlier this year by the Department of Agriculture.
However Laois/Offaly TD Barry Cowen says that a number of clarifications have been made which will allay the concerns going forward.
Deputy Cowen believes new submissions made have given department officials a better understanding of the benefits to the community in Banagher.