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The loss this morning of 500 jobs in the Hewlett Packard Plant in Leixlip is very disappointing.  North Kildare Chamber will now immediately look to work closely with Kildare County Council, state agencies and Government 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 Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor 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, “ Kildare with its close proximity to Dublin, its available zoned land banks and it highly skilled workforce will ensure that we continue to promote the county as a place to do business.  This is the key message we will have for Government and for the Minister”.