Ministers met with former Dawn Fresh Food staff, no solution to Fethard closure

Ministers met with former Dawn Fresh Foods workers, South Tipperary County Council and Enterprise Ireland this week to discuss the future of the recent closure of the Fethard plant.

The purpose of the meeting was for the Dawn Fresh Foods workers representatives to express their concerns related to the 26 July announcement of the closure of the facility,

Minister for Jobs Richard Burton and Agriculture Minister of State Tom Hayes were in attendance.

According to Minister Burton, all present are hoping to find a new owner to use the facility and the world-class food standard of the facility itself.

The former workers at Dawn Fresh Foods and South Tipperary County Council representatives also spoke about the devastating impact the loss of 79 full-time jobs and 49 part-time jobs will have on Fethard and the surrounding South Tipperary area.

Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment aim to identify potential buyers, domestically and internationally for the business both as a going concern or post-closure.

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