Irish snack food manufacturer Largo Foods is to make redundancies at its plant in Gaoth Dobhair, just-food understands.

According to reports on Monday (20 September) more than 50 workers could lose their jobs in January at the Gaoth Dobhair site in Donegal.

A spokesperson for Largo Foods said that it undertook a restructuring plan two years ago in a bid to “remain competitive”. This resulted in the implementation of a short-time working arrangement of three days. As a result, workers who want to return full-time may now face redundancy, Largo continued.

When contacted by just-food, a spokesperson for the company declined to comment on the number of possible redundancies and added “there will be no further comment on the matter”.

There are currently 198 people employed in Largo Foods in Gaoth Dobhair on both a full-time and part-time basis (130 full-time equivalent jobs).

However,the company added that it has plans to further invest in its plant in Gaoth Dobhair and this will ultimately lead to the creation of further full-time jobs.