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MSD to shed 90 jobs at Cork plant

The announcement has been met with disappointment today.

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PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY MSD has announced it will be seeking 90 voluntary redundancies from its 455-strong staff at its plant in Brinny, county Cork.

Employees were told about the move in a meeting this afternoon. The lay-offs are a result of demand and less production of its Hepatitis C drug interferon.

Cork South Central TD Micheál Martin said he was “hugely disappointed” about the firm’s decision, adding that the plant has provided much employment across the county since it began operating under Schering Plough over 30 years ago.

A consultation process between staff and union representatives are to begin immediately.

Earlier: Generic drug company to create 44 jobs in Dublin>

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