Jack Horgan-Jones: Here’s why HP really matters

Is Leixlip closure a signal of retrenchment by 'second wave' FDI companies?

9th February, 2017
The HP Inc plant in Leixlip, County Kildare. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Five weeks ago, IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan had travelled to California to try to persuade the company to keep the positions - but to no avail. What people feared when the company signalled global redundancies last October came to pass, and headlines which seem from a bygone recessionary era were resurrected.

But are they really a thing of the past? And why was there such a frantic effort to keep the company from closing...

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