Party have said that the decision of Heineken Ireland to close
the Beamish & Crawford brewery in Cork marks another break in the city’s long industrial tradition and the party have said the state is over-reliant
on the services sector as a means of employment creation.
Cork Workers Party chairman
Ted Tynan said that the loss of another 120 jobs in the city would add to the growing despondency concerning employment locally
and while new jobs announced today were to be welcomed the manufacturing tradition which Cork was proud of for centuries seemed
to be dying.
“The end of
brewing at South Main Street
after 226 years of Beamish & Crawford and at least another 200 years before that by the brewery’s predecessors represents
the death of part of Cork’s
manufacturing past”, said Mr. Tynan.
Issued 4th December