Oatfield factory to close next month with the loss of 15 jobs

The Oatfield factory in Letterkenny is to close at the end of next month, with the loss of 15 jobs.

In a statement, Oatfield Confectionery says this difficult, but unavoidable business decision was made following a detailed review of manufacturing operations.

The company says the past number of years the factory in Letterkenny has been under continual review due to unsustainable overhead and operating costs.

The statement concludes that the 15 employees concerned have their assurance that we will support them in every practical way in order to minimize the impact of the decision.

Letterkenny's Mayor Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle says this is a sad day for the workers, but also for the town......