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140 jobs are to go at C&C in Co Tipperary

140 jobs are to go at C&C in Co Tipperary

The company, which makes Bulmers and Magners cider, is closing two of its plants - one in Borrisoleigh in Co Tipperary and the other in the UK, where another 120 jobs will be lost.

It’s understood the water-bottling plant in Borrisoleigh will retain some warehousing and storage facilities - but the company is believed to be trying to cut costs by 15 million euro a year.

C&C is likely to tell workers and their trade union representatives about these plans later this week. It will have to consult employees in the Republic for a month before going ahead with the closures, which sources say are scheduled for July. The company hasn't released an official statement on the matter yet.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed his profound disappointment at reported concerns around the future of C&C water-bottling plant in Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary. Deputy McGrath said that the likely job losses will be devastating for all those involved:

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β€œI am bitterly disappointed for the families and workers as this announcement has been made through the national press.

I hope to meet with CEO Mr Stephen Glancey at the earliest possible time to clarify just what exactly are C&C’s plans for the county,” concluded Deputy McGrath.

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