Breast implant factory goes tits up!
US pharmaceutical company Allergan will phase out work at its factory in Arklow, south of Dublin, over two years and transfer operations to Costa Rica.
General manager of the Allergan plant Paul Moody paid tribute to the workers and thanked them for their dedication.
Ciaran Connolly of trade union SIPTU said labour and other costs were lower in central America than in Ireland.
In a statement, Allergan said: "For economic and operational reasons, Allergan will consolidate the manufacturing of its breast implant products to the company's state-of-the-art facility in Costa Rica."
Local Councillor, Ivor Fetash said 'I personally don't think their management team has a firm grip of the business, surely they should hold their assets closer to the european front. With these things in front of us now, you can expect others to soon topple over or see a reduction at a later date. This front-end loading strategy is soon to become a thing of the past anyway, the market is far too weighed down'
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