Patton Group: Ballymena staff told another 54 posts going

The headquarters of the Patton Group in Ballymena Financial difficulties at the Patton Group are being felt across Northern Ireland

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Another 54 jobs are going at the Ballymena-based Patton Group with immediate effect, the firm's administrator has confirmed.

In the last two weeks, 244 people have lost their jobs at the construction firm, leaving just 76 posts out of a total of 320.

The company went into administration earlier this month after publicly admitting it had financial difficulties.

The firm is almost 100 years old.

Scores of subcontractors who carried out work for the Patton Group have complained that they are owed money.

A group of them, who said they were owed about £17m by Patton, had asked the Stormont executive for a rescue package to help them.

Invest Northern Ireland has said they cannot offer any compensation to subcontractors owed money by the group.

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