Sixty workers at Newbridge’s Curragh Carpets plant have been told by a liquidator appointed to the company this morning (Friday, October 26) that they are to lose their jobs.
The workers were informed at a meeting at noon earlier today.
SIPTU which represents 35 of the workers has condemned the manner of the announcement, given that there was no warning.
At the meeting they were informed that the plant was closing with immediate effect and they were to directly leave the premises.
The move brings to an end the 70 history of carpet manufacturing in Newbridge when Curragh Carpets was established as an off-shoot of Irish Ropes.
- Conor McHugh