The loss this afternoon of up to 430 jobs at Bord na Mona is very disappointing. County Kildare Chamber will now immediately look to work closely with Local and National Government, state agencies and all key stakeholders to ensure that we find suitable employment for those affected by today’s announcement.
This job loss announcement will have a huge impact on Kildare and neighbouring counties and we now call on the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphries TD to hold an urgent meeting of all key agencies to come together to make sure we put together urgent support packages for those affected today.
Allan Shine CEO of the Chamber said:
“People affected by today’s announcement will need immediate reassurances that suitable employment will be available in the short term This is the key message we will have for Government and for the Minister. Obviously, with an ever changing economy, Bord na Mona now needs to diversify and the decision by them today, I am sure has not been taken lightly.”