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Listen: 500 Kildare Jobs To Go With The Closure Of HP Inc.'s Leixlip Plant.

: 02/08/2017 - 11:17

500 jobs are set to be lost in Kildare as HP Inc closes its global print business. The employees affected will lose their jobs over the next 12 months.

Sean Defoe reports from Leixlip.

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HP has had a base in Leixlip since 1995 but is now to close the printing arm of its operations.

They had announced 3 to 4000 redundancies worldwide last year - and 500 of those will come in Ireland.

Local councillor Bernard Caldwell

Housing Minister Simon Coveney says they need to support the workers.

Management are due to brief the media further shortly.

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