Cork company Couristan Carpets has announced that 86 staff will be let go between now and Christmas.

Responding to the news of the job cuts at the Youghal based company, Fine Gael East Cork Deputy David Stanton has called on the Government to provide employment and industry in the town.

Stanton said that over the past seven years, in the region of 2,000 jobs have been lost in the Youghal area.