Viability of Roche Ireland must be secured – BREEN.

November 17th, 2010 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen said today (Wednesday) following the announcement of 25 jobs losses at the Roche Ireland plant in Clarecastle that while “any job loss is very disappointing during a recession” he has expressed the hope that the global restructuring plan announced by Roche Ireland AG will “ultimately secure the viability of the Clarecastle facility.”

“I have been aware for some time that Roche Holding AG has been experiencing difficulties especially following a number of drug development setbacks. Today’s announcement will see the Company shed 4,800 jobs worldwide with 25 of these jobs losses at their plant here in Clarecastle. This restructuring plan also includes the possible sale of factories in South Carolina and Colorado.”

“While the loss of any one job is very disappointing especially during a recession, I hope that these redundancies can be achieved voluntarily.”

“I would also hope that this global restructuring plan will secure the viability of the Clarecastle plant, especially given the fact that the Company has plans to close factories in South Carolina and Colorado, which should allow them to refocus on their business here.”

“Every support possible from both Government and State Agencies must now be made available immediately to Roche Ireland in Clarecastle to assist the Company in their efforts to secure the remaining jobs and the long-term viability of the plant.”

“And every support made available to those workers who will lose their jrecastle facility.”

“I have been aware for some time that Roche Holding AG has been experiencing difficulties especially following a number of drug development setbacks. Today’s announcement will see the Company shed 4,800 jobs worldwide with 25 of these jobs losses at their plant here in Clarecastle. This restructuring plan also includes the possible sale of factories in South Carolina and Colorado.”

“While the loss of any one job is very disappointing especially during a recession, I hope that these redundancies can be achieved voluntarily.”

“I would also hope that this global restructuring plan will secure the viability of the Clarecastle plant, especially given the fact that the Company has plans to close factories in South Carolina and Colorado, which should allow them to refocus on their business here.”

“Every support possible from both Government and State Agencies must now be made available immediately to Roche Ireland in Clarecastle to assist the Company in their efforts to secure the remaining jobs and the long-term viability of the p