Ninety jobs to go at Merck Sharp and Dohme plant in Cork

Ninety jobs are to go at Merck Sharp and Dohme in Brinny in Co Cork over the next six months.

Management briefed staff about the plans at a meeting this afternoon.

The company says the move is necessary for the site to stay competitive. Active pharmaceutical ingredients are made at the Brinny plant.

Merck has a total of seven plants in Ireland, employing more than 2,000 people.

More than 455 people are employed at the Brinny site, where the company established a site in 1980.

Related Articles

More in this Section

Tánaiste defends Garda Commissioner as Govt urged to investigate allegations of 'rogue' gardaí

Gofundme page set up for ‘Guardian angel’ who saved toddler from drowning in the river Lee

Canadian ambassador tackles protestor at Easter Rising ceremony

Sinn Féin TD alleges 'small cohort' of Leitrim Gardaí 'used informant to break into his home'


You might also like

Today's Stories

Ken Curtin to be left off Mass roster

Water charges suspended for 9 months

Garda widow marks 20 years

13-year-olds selling prescription drugs on street

Lifestyle

Catch him if you can: Brendan Shine is still entertaining after 50 years

A question of taste: Eimear O’Herlihy

How moving to Toronto helped me to drink less

New campaign hopes to tackle chronic pain through communication

More From The Irish Examiner