750 temporary lay offs at O’Neills in Strabane

 

Around 750 people are being temporarily laid off at O'Neills Sportswear - the largest employer in Strabane.

The news was announced within the last hour with the facility due to close its doors at 6pm this evening until May 5th.

Many employees are affected both sides of the border.

West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan says this decision would have been incredibly difficult for the leadership team: