Clonmel’s gain is Galway’s loss

Abbott Ireland’s announcement last Tuesday that its Galway plant would close, with the loss of 500 jobs, came out of the blue.

8th December, 2007

Abbott Ireland’s announcement last Tuesday that its Galway plant would close, with the loss of 500 jobs, came out of the blue.

The healthcare company employs 65,000 staff at dozens of sites worldwide and was not known to be in any significant trouble. Last year Abbott announced an extra 637 jobs for its Clonmel plant, and it employs around 3,300 people in seven plants around Ireland.

Abbott will begin winding down its Galway operation next month January,...

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