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Ninety jobs lost as chicken plant closes in Cavan

The closure of Co-operative Poultry Products Ltd will also affect local growers in the area, according to Siptu.

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WORKERS AT CO-OPERATIVE Poultry Products Ltd were told last night that the company’s Cavan plant was closing its doors.

Simon Coyle of Mazars has been appointed as the liquidator to the company, which trades under the brand name Cootehill Farms.

A total of 90 jobs have been lost at the facility, which was first established in the county in 1949.

Siptu organiser Jim Finnegan said the development will also impact the livelihoods of more than 25 local growers who have now lost their source of income.

“The closure of this long-established co-operative will have a devastating effect on the local community,” he said.

Brief discussions were held yesterday, during which Finnegan said he made clear that the union will be seeking the prompt payment of the workers’ redundancy entitlements.

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