Sligo Chamber Statement re Elanco

Sligo Chamber was very disappointed to learn today of between 60-70 projected job losses at Elanco in Sligo. Speaking of the announcement, Chamber President David Kiely said “This is bad news for Sligo but particularly bad news for the staff concerned. Elanco has invested heavily in Sligo over the past number of years and we take some comfort from the fact that the Sligo facility will continue to produce high quality products and that the site’s mission is not changing. That said, we can never assume that any of our FDI Industries are going to stay forever and that is why we are continually pushing government at a local and national level to give us the tools to sustain our existing industries and to attract more industry into Sligo.”
Chamber CEO Paul Keyes said “This is a bad day for Sligo and our thoughts are with all at the Sligo Elanco plant and particularly with the staff concerned. The loss of one job in County Sligo equates to over 20 job losses in Dublin. Whilst we are confident that Elanco will continue to operate out of Sligo we must be given the infrastructural and other resources necessary to sustain and attract additional industry into Sligo. On a day where elsewhere we are celebrating Spring Statements, it is beyond time now to start concentrated investment in our region”.