Nearly 200 jobs are to be lost in counties Waterford and Mayo.

Eye care products manufacturer Bausch & Lomb is expected to announce tomorrow morning that 120 people are to be made redundant at its plant in Waterford.

This will bring employment at the factory down to below 1,100, nearly 700 people less than were employed here a few years ago.

Talks are continuing this evening at the factory between union and management representatives.

In Co Mayo, Eurotel Marketing Limited has said that 80 workers will lose their jobs with the closure of a major call centre in Belmullet.