Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Brendan Smith has expressed serious disappointment following the announcement by BOSE Corporation that it’s to close its Carrickmacross manufacturing facility. The factory is set to close in April with the loss of 140 jobs.
Deputy Smith commented, “This is a terrible loss to the 140 employees, their families and indeed the local community. BOSE has been a significant employer in the town for almost 4 decades and the effects of the closure will be felt across the county. Many of the workers have been there for more than 30 years and have built up extensive skills and experience.
“This Government repeatedly claims that jobs are its number one priority. However, the border region has been left out of the frame, with few investment opportunities emerging. In fact last year there were no IDA sponsored visits to sites in Monaghan; a further indication of the Government’s lack of interest in the county.
“The Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD must step up to the mark and ensure that the Government’s dismal record on investment in Monaghan is reversed. I am urging him to intervene, along with the State’s Industrial Promotion Agencies to engage in immediate discussions with the BOSE Corporation and press strongly for the retention of these jobs in Carrickmacross”.