GOVERNMENT WORKING TO CUSHION BLOW OF LACPATRICK REDUNDANCIES – MINISTER

6 September 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Peter Hughes

Several Departments of Government were working together to offer every possible support to the 68 workers made redundant at the LacPatrick (formerly Town of Monaghan Co-op) premises at Coolshannagh in Monaghan Town last Friday, Minster for Business, Enterprise and Employment Heather Humphreys TD has told the Northern Standard. Lakeland Dairies, whose merger with LacPatrick was announced last year and approved by competition authorities in March of this year, announced the redundancies on Friday in a statement detailing what it described as “a plan for the adjustment of processing facilities at its site in Monaghan.”

Staff at the Coolshannagh plant were informed of the news on Friday afternoon following board approval of the decision earlier. It is understood that yoghurt production at the Monaghan operation will cease, while the butter division will be transferred elsewhere within the Lakeland Group, with a consequent redeployment…

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