Internal restructuring
Southern and Eastern; South-East (IRL);
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Beverages
11.03 - Manufacture of cider and other fruit wines

140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 November 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2008
Foreseen end date


C&C, a manufacturer of cider, has announced that 140 jobs are to be lost at its manufacturing plant in Clonmel. 600 are currently employed at the Clonmel site, and the job losses are due to be implemented from January 2008. The firm has stated that it will begin consulting with its workforce over the job losses before the end of 2007. It has also stated that the costs of the re-organization will amount to 15 million EUR, but that savings of 20 million EUR on labour costs and other costs would also be made. Mr. Maurice Pratt, the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, stated that the restructuring would result in the group's cost base being ‘better aligned with the group's business needs’. He also described the job losses as being ‘regrettable’.

Siptu, an Irish trade union that represents approximately 350 C&C employees at Clonmel, has said that it will seek to ensure that all future job cuts take place through voluntary redundancy.


  • 16 November 2007: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2007), C&C, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 66034, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66034.