Government action needed on Liberty Redundancies – Feeley

‘Like everyone throughout our region I was hugely disappointed at the further job losses in Liberty Insurance. The reduction in employment numbers and the uncertain future of those employees who face ‘out-sourcing’ at the Enniskillen site is a source of uncertainty and anxiety for all. Of course the first priority are those who face redundancy. The relevant state agencies must step up to assist in every way possible. ‘In the first half of 2015 the IDA have only made one site visit to Cavan. We now have 115 highly skilled people about to be made redundant in Cavan. It is imperative that the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD, come to Cavan to set out what actions they propose to take to assist those facing redundancy and provide opportunities for job creation in County Cavan in the short term. In reality, since the first round of redundancies, there has been no real input from the State Agencies and it is beyond time that urgent intervention happen from the highest political level.’ ‘Already, Vincent Reynolds, Head of Enterprise, Cavan LEO and Eoin Doyle Director of Services have met with the Chief Executive of Liberty, Tom McIlduff and his colleague Dominic Finlay. Cavan County Council, through the Local Enterprise Office will work with anyone made redundant who might have any ideas of business start up. The door of the LEO is also open in terms of retraining and up-skilling opportunities.’ ENDS