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    Closure of Mount Carmel Maternity Hospital

    Closure of Mount Carmel Maternity Hospital

    Three hundred nursing and other staff will lose their jobs at Mount Carmel Maternity Hospital in Dublin as the hospital winds down in the coming days. The private hospital went into liquation last Friday and union efforts to keep the facility open have so far fallen on deaf ears. Siptu and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation  want the National Asset Management Agency to seek a buyer to keep the hospital open. Paul Bell of SIPTU spoke to Sean this morning.
    Liebherr Dispute

    Liebherr Dispute

    There are fears today for the future of the Liebherr container crane plant in Killarney. The plant, with a workforce of 670, is Kerry’s largest manufacturing employer. SIPTU members at Liebherr have just voted to reject proposals aimed at ending a four-year dispute with the company. The company has warned that the plant’s viability is seriously compromised. Brida Joy of the Kerry’s Eye newspaper spoke to Sean this morning.


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