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Company in business over 75 years to close with 47 job losses

The company manufactures electric cable in New Ross.

Plant in New Ross
Plant in New Ross
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THE WEXFORD BASED company Irish Driver-Harris is to close its doors after 75 years in business, resulting in 47 people losing their jobs.

The company manufactures electric cables in New Ross, supplying the construction industry around the world.

Worldwide suppliers

Irish Driver-Harris supplied cable in Ireland, UK, Northern and Central Europe, Middle East, Far East and North America and has supplied cable to various high profile landmarks all over the world, such as the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.

Some workers have been working with the company for more than 40 years. It is believed that unions representing some of the employees are due to meet today to discuss the situation.

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