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Carthy Devastated at announcement of huge job losses for South Monaghan

22 January, 2015 - by Matt Carthy MEP

Speaking today after it has emerged that staff at Bose manufacturing plant in Carrickmacross were informed today that the plant is to close in April, local Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has stated that he is devastated at the announcement, which is a huge blow to south Monaghan.

Carthy said:

“I know many of the 140 full time Bose staff personally and I am absolutely devastated to hear of the planned closure of this manufacturing plant in Carrickmacross. The plant is a well established local employer and the announcement today will cause widespread disbelief.

“Today’s announcement is not just a harsh blow to the staff and their families but to the wider community and local economy, which will be severely impacted by the closure of the plant.

“Unfortunately, this area has been ignored by too long by successive Governments. I recently highlighted the fact that Monaghan has only has two visits by the IDA in the past 5 years and many will remember that Bose was the last significant employer attracted to this region by the IDA in the late 70s.

“ I am calling on Minister Bruton to immediately engage with the senior management at the plant and attempt to preserve these jobs.”

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