171 jobs have been lost after a Co Antrim steel construction company went into administration.

The Lisburn-based McGrath Group, which specialised in the manufacture of structural and architectural steel metalwork, had staff sites in Northern Ireland as well as in England.

Of the 171 jobs lost, 121 were Lisburn based.

The company had been in operation since 1981.

This is the latest in a series of job losses across the manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland.

In February it was announced that Aerospace firm Bombardier will cut up to 1,080 jobs over the next two years from its Belfast operation, while late last year Michelin said it planned to close its tyre factory in Ballymena, Co Antrim, with the loss of 860 jobs.