Former Quinn glass company sold to Spanish firm

Former Quinn glass company sold to Spanish firm
Sean Quinn

The former Quinn glass company in Co Fermanagh, which was renamed Encirc, has been sold to Spanish manufacturer Vidrala for almost €409m.

The sale includes the firm's manufacturing plants in Derrylin and Elton in Cheshire.

Over a thousand people attended a public meeting in Ballyconnell in Co Cavan on Monday night to express concern about the future of local jobs if the factories were sold to a foreign company.

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