News came today that Atlas Aluminium (www.atlasalu.ie) will close their office, meaning that 163 people will loose their jobs before Christmas. The company blamed the closure on the loss of some substantial contract recently.
Further concerns this week
There are also concerns today that South Midland Construction, one of Ireland leading and largest civil engineering companies, will go into liquidation. 100 jobs are under pressure for the 40 year old company, who has had up to €70m in annual revenues.