Deputy Peter Burke, Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath has made contact with both the Minister for Jobs and the Minister for Social Protection following the announcement by Cameron in Longford and says he will be doing his utmost to ensure replacement sustainable enterprise is found.
"I was hugely disappointed to receive confirmation this afternoon that 170 jobs are set to be lost in Longford in the coming months.
"Firstly I want to sympathise with all the employees who have received this news together with their families.
“I have been in contact with Minister Mitchell O'Connor, who visited Longford on Monday, representatives from the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to set up a meeting to see where resources and efforts can be directed to attract new employment to the region.
“This news will affect a huge number of families and communities and we need to do our utmost to find alternative skilled work for these employees.
"I also have been speaking directly to the Minister for Social Protection to confirm what supports will be made available for employees and what opportunities can be availed of in relation to up-skilling and diversification.
"I will be doing everything in my power to support Cameron employees and the Government must prioritise job growth in the midlands. The Regional Action Plan for Jobs sets out key actions to be carried out and I will be working hard to ensure Longford receives the government investment that it needs"