Coty job losses in Nenagh reveal the danger of reckless mergers – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described news that over 200 jobs are to be lost at the Coty cosmetics plant in Nenagh as a body blow for the town and county of Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking as staff at the site expressed their disgust at the manner in which the news initially emerged: “This […]

Taskforce must reverse rural Tipperary’s slide into economic blackspot – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has been in direct contact with the office of the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Employment Mary Mitchell-O’Connor following the devastating loss of over 70 jobs at Schiele and McDonald Mushrooms in Tipperary Town. Deputy McGrath was speaking as concerns continue to grow about further knock effects to rural employment following […]

Ranbaxy closure is a devastating outcome for Cashel – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his sympathies to workers at the Ranbaxy pharmaceutical plant in Cashel Co. Tipperary following the announcement that the facility is set to cease all operations. Deputy McGrath was speaking after a month long negotiations process on the future of the site ended with the loss of over 100 jobs: […]

Statement on Closing of Aherlow House Hotel

Auburn Hotels (Aherlow) Limited has announced with great regret that it has been obliged to cease trading at Aherlow House Hotel , Aherlow, County  Tipperary with effect as of  9th February 2016. It has surrendered possession of the hotel premises to the Receiver of Aherlow House Hotel Ltd , Mr Costelloe of Messrs Grant Thornton, […]

SuperValu closure shines a damning light on commercial rates regime – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the closure of the former SuperValu premises in Market Place Clonmel as a worrying indicator of the pressures that continue to bear down on the SME sector. Deputy McGrath was speaking as hopes for the stores survival were finally dashed: “The current Commercial Rates system which is operative in […]

Minister offers Borrisoleigh workers cold comfort – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said workers at Gleesons Bottling Plant in Borrisoleigh will have been left frustrated and dissatisfied by the response of  Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to the shock announcement of the closure of the facility. Deputy McGrath was speaking after a Dáil Topical Issue debate in which he severely criticised the […]

Job Losses at Gleesons Borrisoleigh raised at Leaders Questions to Taoiseach in Dáil

At Leaders Questions to Taoiseach in Dáil yesterday Healy accuses Government of washing it’s hands of the job losses at Gleesons Statement by Seamus Healy TD   Dail Record Deputy Seamus Healy:   Yesterday, we learned of the closure of the C&C plant, formerly Gleeson’s, at Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary, with the loss of 140 jobs. I can only describe […]

C&C must come clean on operational plans in Co Tipperary – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his profound disappointment at reported concerns around the future of C&C water-bottling plant in Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary. Deputy McGrath said that the likely job losses will be devastating for all those involved: “I have been attempting to get C&C to come clean on what exactly their plans were for […]

Gleesons job losses shock throws a cloud over Bulmers – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his support to the estimated 30 employees who have lost their jobs at C&C’s Gleeson plant in Borrisoleigh. Deputy McGrath was speaking after a period of intense speculation around the continuing viability at the plant ended with today’s announcement which amounts to nearly a third of the workforce: “This […]

Phil Prendergast MEP calls on Aviva to justify job losses

Labour MEP for Ireland South Phil Prendergast today called on Aviva to justify why it is seeking so many redundancies. Speaking from Dublin today, Ms Prendergast said “Such job losses devastate workers and put huge strain on family life, particularly for young families with children and a mortgage” “I am absolutely stunned that a company […]