Intensive efforts are under way to secure the future of eBay in Dundalk, according to a Government TD.

In a statement this afternoon, Peter Fitzpatrick said that over the last eight weeks questions had been raised about the future of the company in the Co Louth town. 

He said intensive efforts were under way to secure the future of the company.

Mr Fitzpatrick said he had raised the issue with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor and she had assured him that "the Department is working very closely with eBay to find alternative premises in the town."

Over the weekend Fianna Fáil TD for the area Declan Breathnach said his office had been "inundated with calls" regarding the company's future.

In February 2013, eBay announced it was creating 450 jobs in Dundalk with the establishment of its new European operations centre in the town.