Closures that cost about 1,000 jobs in the state last week prompted the number-crunchers in Labour Party headquarters to get cracking. After some quick calculations, Brendan Howlin, the party's spokesman on enterprise, trade and employment, was able to say that a job had been lost every three minutes over the 48-hour period that saw the Hospira redundancies in Donegal and the lay-offs by Quantum in Dundalk.
He said that these two major job blows, combined with...
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