Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Kilkenny and Cavan
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

65 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 November 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Irish-owned food manufacturer Glanbia has announced 65 redundancies at its facilities at Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny and Virginia, Co. Cavan, as well as introducing 'new flexible working arrangements' at the plants. In view of what it calls its current loss making position, Glanbia undertook 'a strategic review with the twin objectives of sustaining our competitive position and to take advantage of commercial opportunities as they arise', according to the CEO of Glanbia Ingredients.

'We need to address our competitiveness through both new flexible working arrangements and approximately 65 redundancies of which 55 will be related to the Ballyragget business. We are consulting with the employee representatives of the details of this plan which is designed to secure the remaining 500 jobs in the business', the company added.


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Eurofound (2009), Glanbia, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 69925, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69925.