Latest Laois News: Local Politicians call on relevant Minister to support Glenisk management and workers
Glenisk plant workers and management need support following devastating fire accident according to local politicians
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pippa Hackett had this to say:
“The total destruction of the Glenisk plant, near Killeigh in Co Offaly, due to fire is devastating for the Cleary family, their staff, and also for the farmers who supply them. This is a successful business, built from scratch, and one of the main processors of organic milk in the country.
As the Minister with responsibility for organics, I want to recognise the extraordinary contribution they have made to the organic sector, and I will be in Tullamore tomorrow evening to discuss the situation with them.”
Sinn Féin Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley has called on the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to do all that his office can to support the workers and management at the Glenisk plant in Co Offaly following a devastating fire.
Speaking this afternoon, Deputy Stanley said:
“What happened at the factory in Glenisk is absolutely terrible news.
“The only saving grace is that there have been no reported casualties.
“Glenisk is a respected company in the Offaly community, with a long-serving staff force.
“Over 80 workers now face an uncertain future through no fault of their own.
“Glenisk, the company itself, also faces a very challenging period ahead with a significant amount of its stock and supplies destroyed.
“This business is an important local industry for the region, and it is vital that we get it back on track as soon as possible.
“I have written to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to request that the matter be discussed in the Dáil either today or tomorrow.
“We need to quickly outline and decide what supports we can offer to the workers, the community and to the company.”