Tuesday 12 December 2017

160 jobs lost as Olhausen meat production plants close

Edel Kennedy

THREE meat production plants are to close with the loss of 160 jobs.

Workers at Olhausen, a sausage maker, were informed this morning that the company has ceased trading at its plants in Blanchardstown and Coolock in Dublin, and in Lough Egish, Co Monaghan.

Receiver, Jim Hamilton of BDO, who was appointed by Ulster Bank, informed representatives of the 160 workers that the company has closed without notice as it is no longer a going concern.

SIPTU Organiser, Colm Casserly, said that discussions were continuing with the receiver over the payment of outstanding wages due to workers at the three plants and on redundancy terms.

Olhausen was originally a retail butcher shop which was set up in 1896 in Talbot Street, Dublin.

It produced pork products but recently expanded to add other meats including beef, lamb and chicken.

The job losses come after the Kerry Group yesterday announced it is to create 1,300 jobs over the next four years in Naas, Co Kildare.

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