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Statement by the Tánaiste on Teva announcement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said:


“The decision by Teva today to close its Sudocrem manufacturing plant in Baldoyle is devasting news for the 110 employees affected and their families. I know this must be an incredibly worrying time, especially given everything that’s happened over the past year. My thoughts are with them today.


“I welcome the company’s commitment to maintain a strong presence in Ireland, including to its Waterford plant. I’m also glad to hear Teva say that they will do everything they can to support their employees. I want workers to know that the Government will also make all necessary State assistance available to them.  The Minister for Social Protection is aware of the situation and we will work across Government, to help them find new employment, education and training opportunities as soon as possible.”




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