A decision on a planned Chinese Hub for Athlone has been put on hold.
Westmeath County Council has requested further information from Athlone Business Park Ltd, the company behind the project.
It has 6 months to submitt the extra material. The local authority will make its decision 4 weeks after receiving the information.
If given the go ahead the Trade Centre at Creggan would act as a European Headquarter for Chinese Products.
It woule be one of the biggest single private sector employers in the country, even bigger than Intel or Hewlett Packard.