140 to lose jobs at Bose plant in Carrickmacross, Monaghan

One hundred and forty people are to lose their jobs with the closure of the Bose Corporation facility in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.

Employees were told on Thursday evening that the facility would close in April. The audio systems company has been in Carrickmacross for 37 years.

The chairman of Monaghan County Council, Padraig McNally, described it as a devastating blow to the area.

A special meeting of the council has been called to discuss the issue.

In a statement the company said it had taken the decision to close the Carrickmacross plant as well as a facility in the United States, in order to streamline the company's global supply chain.

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