LacPatrick Job Losses “a huge blow to Monaghan” – Matt Carthy MEP
Co. Monaghan based MEP, Matt Carthy, has described the announced job losses at LacPatrick Dairies as a huge blow to the region. He called on government Ministers and agencies to intervene in a bid to save jobs if possible.
Matt Carthy said:
“The announcement of 68 job losses at LacPatrick Dairies in Monaghan is a huge blow to the workers involved and their families. It is also a significant blow to the Co. Monaghan economy that depends so heavily on indigenous employers due to the failure of state agencies to promote this county to outside investors.
“The decision is particularly galling as many of us, as elected representatives, cautiously supported the recent merger between LacPatrick and Lakeland Dairies on the basis that these jobs could be saved.
“We now need all state agencies, and the Minister with responsibility local TD Heather Humphreys, to outline any advance detail of these losses before this announcement and of any actions they intend to take to save any of the jobs affected now.
“We also need the government to instruct all state agencies, including the IDA who have by-in-large ignored Co. Monaghan for years, to prioritise this county for outside investment.
“For now, our thoughts are with the workers affected and their families. It is imperative that they are provided with all necessary supports and we will be watching closely to see the packages provided in any redundancy terms”.