Local TD, Denis Naughten has questioned the Jobs Minister, Richard Bruton TD, on the action being taken to secure alternative employment for MBNA staff.
Responding to the question Minister Bruton stated that an inter-agency group has been established to focus on staff supports and sourcing an alternative business for the MBNA site.
The Minister also stated: “There have been a small number of preliminary enquiries about the facility, both from foreign owned and Irish owned businesses, but it is too early in the process to be specific about their potential.”
Commenting on the response, Denis Naughten said that these enquiries provide a “small chink of light for staff who are set to lose their jobs just before Christmas”.
“Let’s now hope that some of these enquiries can be developed into firm proposals which can retain a very capable workforce in the local community,” concluded Denis Naughten.