Tuesday 17 October 2017

60 lens jobs at risk

UP to 60 jobs are in jeopardy at a Galway contact lens plant.

Staff at Transitions Optical in Tuam have been told that 60 of the company's 170 workers could lose their jobs.

Workers were yesterday informed that manufacturing volumes must be reduced at the plant with a knock-on affect on staff numbers.

Management and staff will now begin a 30-day consultation process in order to limit the number of job losses. It is expected that the redundancies will take place by the end of this year.


A MAN has been remanded in custody after cannabis plants worth an estimated €200,000 were seized in a raid in Roscommon this week.

Members of the Roscommon/Longford Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by the Galway Drugs Unit, raided a house at Mount Delvin, Cloonfad on Monday.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and later charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act. He was remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court tomorrow.


SENIOR lecturers from NUI, Galway will be put through their paces when they go online next week to answer any and all questions from potential students.

As the July 1 deadline for CAO changes looms, senior academic representatives from each of the university's five colleges will be on hand to answer applicants' questions about subjects and the 60 courses on offer.

Students can go to www.nuigalway.ie/askus at any time between 3pm and 5pm next Wednesday, June 25 to discuss their options at the university.

Irish Independent

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