200 Coty job losses 'a huge blow to Nenagh' – Quinlivan
Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan has said the loss of over 200 jobs at the Coty facility in Nenagh is a huge blow to the local economy.
Speaking today, Deputy Quinlivan said:
“This is very difficult news for the many staff and families affected by this announcement. We must now ensure those who are laid off are given every support to maximise their retraining and ability to get new employment.
“Coty, formally Procter & Gamble, has been manufacturing cosmetics on this site in Nenagh since 1978. The job losses announced today will have a profound effect on the area, and the plants closure will also take its toll on many indirect jobs that have developed over the years.
“This announcement has come as a huge shock, because considering the Brexit vote, many thought the company would decide to keep its Irish operation and choose to consolidate its operations to Ireland.
“Following on from the substantial job losses announced by HP just last month, questions must be asked as to whether enough is being done by the Government to keep multinationals that have been located here for decades to remain.
“It should be established what efforts were made by the IDA, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and the Minister to try and retain these jobs.
“Minister Mitchell O’Connor needs to immediately outline what she intends to do to avoid future job losses in the multinational sector.”