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Sinn Féin expresses concern for Cappoquin poultry jobs

14 August, 2012


Sinn Féin has expressed concern at the news today that an examiner has been appointed to Cappoquin Poultry Ltd. 

The chicken processing company employs 130 people in the West Waterford community. 

Sinn Féin County Councillor for the area Brendan Mansfield has stated that the examiner and local representatives must do all in their power to ensure that the jobs are maintained. 

Councillor Mansfield said:

“The news today that an examiner has been appointed to CPL is deeply worrying. Cappoquin has long been associated with the poultry business and the sector has provided much employment in the area over the course of many years.

“It is my view that this is a viable company and I would call on the examiner to ensure that the jobs are maintained. The loss of these jobs would be devastating, not only to the individual workers, but to the community in West Waterford as a whole.

“West Waterford has already been badly hit by unemployment, and as Senator David Cullinane has regularly highlighted in the Seanad, Waterford’s unemployment rate is already well in excess of the national average. Local representatives, and in particular Government representatives, need to do all in their power to ensure that these jobs are not lost.” 

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