Udaras urged to offer new incentive package to keep Largo Foods in Gweedore

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Udaras Na Gaeltachta is being urged to offer a subsidy to Largo Foods in an effort to retain jobs in Gweedore.

The snacks maker yesterday announced it is moving all its manufacturing to Co Meath with the loss of 142 Donegal jobs - 70 jobs will be available in Meath for Gweedore staff prepared to move.

The company says the high cost of manufacturing and transportation of its products in and out of Donegal led to the decision.

MEP Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher says Udarus must offer more support to the company in a bid to keep the jobs.........

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Meanwhile, Senator Brian O'Domhnaill is calling for a meeting between the Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs Dinny McGinley and management at Largo Foods.

On the prospect of 70 staff currently based in Donegal to take up full time positions at Largo's headquarters in Ashbourne, he says the offer is impractical...........

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