Seventy jobs to go at circuit board firm
Seventy jobs will be lost with the closure of Drogheda based manufacturing company Rexxam at the end of this year.
The Japanese-owned company makes circuit boards and has been in the town for 25 years and was formerly known as Brother Ireland.
Dennis Sheridan, assistant industrial organiser with SIPTU, confirmed: "We have been told the company will close at the end of December.
"We will be meeting the company and starting the process of redundancy talks. We hope the company will enter meaningful discussions with us."
Louth deputy and recently appointed Minister Ged Nash said the IDA has been working with the company "for some time now".
"The difficulties faced by Rexxam are a reminder that the fight to sustain and win new jobs is a continuous one and the challenge to maintain our attractiveness for investment in an increasingly competitive market is a challenge we must take on each day."
The news was described as "a devastating blow for the families," by Councillor Imelda Munster of Sinn Fein, who said the decision came "out of the blue for the workers".