B-D closure a massive blow for workers and for Drogheda

03 July 2024
  • Government lip-service to Drogheda must end
  • Enterprise Task Force required for town

Drogheda TD Ged Nash has slammed B-D’s decision to close it’s Drogheda plant. The closure will see the loss of 200 jobs.

The Labour Deputy said:

“This is devastating news for 200 loyal workers and their families. It is also a massive blow for Drogheda.

“Drogheda is Ireland’s largest town. It will now lose it’s only large-scale IDA-backed manufacturing company.

“This government and its agencies are asleep at the wheel when it comes to investment in Drogheda.

“It is easier to work to retain jobs than create them. The question for this government and the IDA is – when did you know about B-D’s plans, and what have you done to keep these jobs in Drogheda?

“Fine Gael and Fianna Fail seems content to see Drogheda, with already enormous rates of commuting to Dublin, become an effective dormitory town to supply the city with workers.

“Drogheda’s location, skills and infrastructure should make it an ideal location for jobs investment yet all we are treated to is patronising lip-service from this government.

“This government must now set up an expert-led enterprise task force to address the question of investment in Drogheda to avoid our area becoming a foreign direct-investment backwater.”

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