01 Oct 2022

'No stone will be left unturned' to find employment for Open Hydro workers

Greenore facility

'No stone will be left unturned' to find employment for Open Hydro workers

'No stone will be left unturned' to find employment for Open Hydro workers

No stone will be left unturned to find alternative employment for the Open Hydro workers in Greenore, according to a local Fine Gael TD.

Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick said: “News that Open Hydro in Greenore is to close is sad news and my heart goes out to the workers and their families at this difficult time.

“I have been in contact with my Fine Gael colleagues Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Regina Doherty and Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys.

“I have been assured that the Government will also make every State support available to the Open Hydro employees. The Government will do its utmost to help these workers transition and find new employment opportunities,” said the Louth TD.

“I understand that the staff were very shocked by this sudden news. Let me reassure them that no effort will be spared to help smooth their path into alternative employment.

"As difficult as it may be to appreciate right now, we have reason to be confident that we will find new investment and new opportunities – for the employees of Open Hydro, for the residents of Louth.

"The staff at the plant are highly skilled and trained in design and production and that these skills set are readily transferrable to similar companies within the area and wider afield."

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