Twenty-six to lose their jobs at crisp factory
Twenty-six people are to lose their jobs at a crisp factory that was given more than €500,000 in government funding earlier this week.
Gaeltacht Minister Dinny McGinley announced on Tuesday that the Government had given approval for grant assistance by Udaras na Gaeltachta to Largo Foods, a company based in Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal.
But just 24 hours later, Udaras was forced to confirm that the 26 part-time positions will go at the makers of Hunky Dorys, but insisted it was at the request of workers at the plant.
A spokeswoman for Udaras said that 52 part-time positions were being axed and replaced with 26 full-time positions.
The spokeswoman stressed: "There will be no reduction in the amount of hours worked by the employees of Largo Food.
"The resultant redundancies, which will take place on a voluntary basis, are expected to take place at the end of 2012."