VIDEO: Chamber President insists Government and IDA must work to ensure Longford is not left behind following Cameron job losses

Alan Walsh


Alan Walsh

Longford Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Derek Scanlon has called on Government and the IDA to ensure Longford is not left behind and to find replacement jobs for the 170 that are about to be lost at Cameron.

Mr Scanlon told Longford Leader journalist Aisling Kiernan that Longford boasts a huge wealth of resources and a skilled workforce and that this needs to be tapped into.

According to the IDA’s own statistics Longford had 2 IDA visits in 2015 while the other counties in the IDA Midlands region had many more – Westmeath with 28; Laois 4 and Offaly 8.

Mr Scanlon has also called for an immediate response to the Cameron job losses by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar TD.