More Jobs On The Sprapheap For North Tipperary

Dole Queue

Dole Queue

The Dole Queue in North Tipperary is set to lengthen even further with some thirty two jobs set to be axed at Birr, Co Offaly, latter in close proximity to the north Tipperary border.

The job losses were announced this morning by EJ (Iron Foundry), formally known as Cavanagh’s Iron Foundry.

EJ president Fred Malpass said in a statement today that owing to loss-making activities the company propose to reduce their staff from 50 to 18, adding that the company greatly appreciated the exemplary service of their employees at Birr and the proposed closure is no reflection on their performance.

The company confirmed it will continue to employ just 18 staff in Birr, where some steel fabrication will continue, alongside its distribution centre and sales team. A strategic business review by EJ has fully concluded that the manufacturing of iron castings should be now consolidated to its European headquarters in France, which the company say offers economies of scale and greater operating efficiency and will allow the company to be more competitive.

The company, which manufactures a range of manhole covers and drainage grates for the construction industry, said in a statement today that it remains “fully committed to retaining a competitive Irish business with a sustainable future“.


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