Cian O'Callaghan TD

Focused effort needed to ensure a company is found to replace Teva in the Baldoyle Industrial Estate 

The closure of Teva Pharmaceuticals, with the loss of 100 jobs, in Baldoyle is the second major jobs blow to the area in less than five months, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan.

“Sudocream has been produced in Baldoyle since the 1940s so this news comes as a complete shock to workers and the local community.

“Today’s announcement comes less than five months after Viatris announced it would be closing its plant, with the loss of 440 jobs. The loss of a combined 540 jobs, in quick succession, is a huge blow to the area.

“Ireland is in the midst of a public health crisis, but there is also a jobs crisis. The covid-adjusted unemployment rate was 22.4pc in April. Youth unemployment is much worse, a staggering 62pc.

“As the government begins to chart its way out of lockdown, with the reopening the economy next week, it needs to closely examine this jobs crisis and introduce targeted supports to those whose jobs may now be permanently lost – be it because of covid or because a company is restructuring and moving its operations abroad.

“There also needs to be a focused effort to ensure a company is found to replace Teva Pharmaceuticals in the Baldoyle Industrial Estate.”

7 May, 2021


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