Employees to face axe as plant closes
A REGION devastated by job losses was dealt another blow as a pharmaceutical plant is set to close, writes Eimear Ni Bhraonain.
Taro Pharmaceuticals in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, is expected to close in the coming months with the loss of 31 jobs. The site -- once the Anitgen factory -- has employed generations of workers in the Roscrea area since the 1940s.
Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan said the news brought "final closure to what was once the flagship of employment" in the mid-west region.