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Task force needed to help community deal with Dairy Plant closure

Aug 29, 2022 18:08 By Shannonside News
Task force needed to help community deal with Dairy Plant closure Task force needed to help community deal with Dairy Plant closure
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A focus must be put on ensuring the community is supported both in the short and Long term says a local Councillor

Councillors from the Ballinasloe area are calling on the Government to step in and help employees affected by the closure of a local Dairy plant.

It was announced on Friday that Arrabawn Co-Op in Kilconnell will cease processing operations by Summer 2023.

While half of the 110 staff on site are due to transfer with the business there are fears for 55 jobs.

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At a special meeting of the Ballinasloe Municipal District today, councillors called on the Minister for Agriculture and the Tanaiste to establish a task force to ensure a responsible transition.

Cathoirleach of the Ballinasloe MD, Councillor Evelyn Parsons says the site must be used for alternative purpose that will preserve jobs locally:

While the lights are on in East Galway in Kilconnell we are asking as a municipal district and all the Councillors that the Government, the Minister for Agriculture and the Tanaiste that a task force is put together.

A laser focus needs to be put on the area for replacement jobs and a seamless transition.

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