VIDEO: Longford job losses at Cameron: Minister does not favour Troy’s call for establishment of emergency task force

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD says she does not favour the establishment of an emergency task force in the wake of the announcement that 170 jobs are to be lost at the Cameron manufacturing plant in Longford.

Responding to Longford/Westmeath Fianna Fáil Deputy Robert Troy in the Dáil, Minister Mitchell O’Connor, who was in Longford a little over 48 hours prior to the Cameron news breaking on Wednesday afternoon, suggested that a task force would merely dilute the effectiveness of state bodies.

The Minister, who was in Ballymahon on Monday to visit Newcastle Forest and the proposed site of the new €233m Center Parcs Longford Forest holiday resort, indicated that fifty high quality jobs would remain at Cameron in research and development.