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79 jobs lost as firm moves to US

ALMOST 80 jobs are to go at a manufacturing plant after its international owners decided to move operations overseas, writes Breda Heffernan.

Management at Diamond Innovations Ireland told its 79 employees that after three decades production at its plant in Clonshaugh, Dublin, would end in September, with operations moving to Ohio in the US.

In a statement it said the decision to close its Irish operation came following a strategic review and it was intended that the transfer of production to the US would take place over a number of months.

President Mark Schweizer paid tribute to the employees who he said had given great service and commitment to the firm over many years. The company has started a 30-day period of consultation with employees about the terms of the wind-down.

Irish Independent