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COVID-19: Breedon announce closure of sites in Ireland

Kinnegad cement plant

Temporary suspension of production follows on from last week’s shutdown of most UK operations

FOLLOWING Breedon’s announcement on 26 March, in which the Group confirmed that its operations in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) would continue to operate pending further guidance, the Irish Government introduced restrictions on 27 March requiring all non-essential businesses to close for two weeks from that date.

Breedon have, therefore, decided temporarily to suspend production at their RoI sites, including their cement plant at Kinnegad (pictured), with the exception of those serving health projects and critical road and utility infrastructure.

The company said it welcomed the Irish Government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme, which should ensure that eligible employees continue to receive a proportion of their pay while they are not working.

Breedon also reaffirmed that their priority remains the health and well-being of their employees, subcontractors, customers and communities, and that they will continue to respond as appropriate to guidance from the governments and health authorities of both the UK and Ireland.

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