Patchwork of businesses team up to join the fight against coronavirus

Firms large and small have switched from usual product lines to manufacturing medical scrubs, sanitisers and other vital equipment for healthcare staff

29th March, 2020
Patchwork of businesses team up to join the fight against coronavirus
O’Neills’ sportswear factory in Strabane in the North had laid off its workforce due to the coronavirus outbreak. It has now brought staff back to make hospital scrubs for health workers in the North. Picture: Getty

Ray Doherty has ten employees at his Co Donegal business, as well as a few auxiliary helpers that are going to prove handy over the coming weeks.

Doherty and his brother, Hilary, own Moville Clothing Company and they’ve just taken on a new challenge – producing scrubs for healthcare workers with some help from a few old friends.

“There’s a few older girls who are retired, but still do a bit of work...

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