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Small silver lining as Bose announce delay in closure of plant – Reilly

6 February, 2015

Sinn Féin Cavan/Monaghan Senator, Kathryn Reilly, has welcomed the news that Bose in Carrickmacross, Monaghan, will delay the closure of the plant by two months until June this year.

Senator Reilly said:

“While this is only a temporary measure and does not solve the solution long term, what it does offer is an extended period during which a long-term solution can be found. It is only a small silver lining to what is indeed a very distressing situation for the workers, their families, Carrickmacross, and the wider Monaghan area.”

“In the meantime as talks continue on acceptable redundancy terms and other issues, I, like the other parliamentary members from the Cavan/Monaghan area, will be making myself available and offering any help and assistance I can.”

“It is also important news that SIPTU members at the Bose plant will meet with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, in Monaghan this morning to discuss alternative employment opportunities for the 140 workers who will lose their jobs following the closure of the Bose plant.”

“SIPTU Organiser, Jim McVeigh, has also welcomed the agreement by the company to delay the proposed closure of the Bose plant while other opportunities are examined to find alternative employment for the workers.”

“The closure of this plant will be devastating for Carrickmacross and Monaghan and the surrounding area in general, so it is hopeful that the extended period can be used to find a solution.” 

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