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Government intervention need by eBay workers – Munster

25 August, 2016 - by Imelda Munster TD

Sinn Féin TD for Louth and Meath East, Imelda Munster, has expressed her shock and disappointment at the news this evening that eBay is closing its operations in Louth with an estimated loss of 150 jobs.

It was known that the plant in Dundalk may have to close, but it was understood that the company was actively seeking new premises. It now appears that after a review by eBay of its operations in Ireland, these jobs have been lost and no new location will open.

Deputy Munster said:

“I am saddened to hear that not only is eBay pulling out of Dundalk and Louth, but that there will be no alternative location opened in order to save these jobs. This is the worst possible news for the workers and their families. The government needs to intervene to try to find a solution to this.”

Deputy Munster spoke to Mary Mitchell-O'Connor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation this afternoon, and asked her whether she intended to intervene in the matter.

In conclusion, Deputy Munster said:

“This is a huge loss to Dundalk and to Co. Louth. I hope that the Minister intervenes to protect and keep these existing jobs in Louth.”

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