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Loss of 115 jobs at Liberty in Cavan devastating for workers and county - Ó Caoláin

25 June, 2015 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

The announcement this morning that Liberty Insurance is to cut 270 jobs in Ireland, including 115 in Cavan is “devastating news for those who currently work in Liberty, particularly those in Cavan, their families and interdependent businesses who have relied on this large employer in the area” stated Cavan/Monaghan Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin.

Deputy Ó Caoláin stated;

“This development is absolutely outrageous. Almost one third of their entire workforce is to be laid off. We cannot accept a situation where the company simply dumps such a large number of their workers. I have no doubt but that this would have a disproportionate effect on the whole community in Cavan.

“Liberty Insurance have a lot more information to give. While the insurers have said that the redundancies will be voluntary we all know what happens when there are too few applicants for such schemes. More information must be shared with workers and those of us interested in the welfare of all involved.

“I will write directly to the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation Richard Bruton T.D. requesting his immediate contact with management in Liberty to examine what can be done to revisit this decision. The Government must do everything within its power to ensure that this massive job loss does not happen in the first instance and that they put contingency plans in place if it is to go ahead” concluded Ó Caoláin.”

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