Flancare expects to make “positive announcement” about Clonmel and Longford plants

Distribution and warehousing company, Flancare, has confirmed that senior management has briefed staff at its Clonmel and Longford sites regarding major developments on the future of the company that are taking place over coming days.

Distribution and warehousing company, Flancare, has confirmed that senior management has briefed staff at its Clonmel and Longford sites regarding major developments on the future of the company that are taking place over coming days.

Senior management stated that Flancare, as currently constituted, is in the process of being wound down.

Pending the completion of all legal formalities underway, senior management have stated that they expect to be in a position to make a further positive announcement in the coming days regarding the future of the Clonmel and Longford plants and their combined 200 jobs.

Management confirmed to staff that they do not foresee any major difficulties that would threaten a successful outcome to this process, and staff have been requested to continue to report to work as normal.

A provisional liquidator was appointed by the High Court to Flancare, which employs more than 200 people, including 130 in Clonmel.

Two local hauliers, Aidan Cashin and Charlie Johnson, staged a protest at Flancare’s Clonmel headquarters on Monday morning.

Mr. Cashin, who stated that he’s owed €22,000 by Flancare, said “people have been treated appallingly and it’s time that people stood up to the company”.

A meeting of creditors was held at the Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday afternoon.

In response to the protest senior management stated that agreements had been reached with the majority of contractors last Friday during the process of winding down the company.

“Management requested the protesters to end their blockade in order to allow staff continue with their work”, the company statement added.