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Minister must produce coherent plan for job creation in South West – Ferris

7 March, 2007


Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said the loss of 280 jobs at the Procter and Gamble plant in Tipperary will come as a huge blow to the County. Speaking today Deputy Ferris said the job losses will be a bitter pill to swallow given the fact that the Nenagh plant made €10 million profits last year.

He said, "The announcement of job losses at the Nenagh Procter and Gamble plant is the latest in an ever emerging trend of highly profitable companies letting hard working and loyal staff go as part of strategic efforts to satisfy their ever growing lust for further profits. These job losses will be a bitter pill to swallow given the fact that the Nenagh plant made €10 million profits last year.

"The latest redundancies come on the back of jobs lost in Aventis in Nenagh and in GMX in Thurles and on the back of many recent job losses throughout the South West of the state highlighting the lack of a coherent inter-governmental strategy or investment in job creation and infrastructure in the region. I am calling on the Minister for Enterprise Mícheál Martin to produce a coherent plan to source employment and job creation in the South West as a matter of urgency." ENDS

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