News has come this evening that 2 comopanies together are shedding 220 jobs from their operations. The Merriott radiator plant in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, is to close resulting in 90 job losses. While up north in Co. Monaghan, Grove Turkeys plans to loose 130 workers. Grove will now only operate seasonally, in Easter and Christmas times. This will never the less have a knock on effect on around 85 farmers in the area. Last year they supplied over 2 million turkeys to the Irish market. Both of these companies had been operating for a long period of time (Grove Turkeys since 1972 and Merriot, formally Barlo Group, since 1967). Both companies blamed the changing landscape in trading conditions as to their reason for closing.