July 20, 2010: Former Taoiseach  Brian Cowen with Covidien Chairman, President and CEO Richard J Meelia and former  Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O Keeffe at the opening of Covidien’s ‘European Service’ in Cherrywood Dublin.


Jobs are under threat at a leading multinational medical devices company after it revealed plans to move a major manufacturing wing to Thailand.

The 600-strong workforce at the Covidien plant in Athlone have been warned about possible cuts and talks on redundancy have begun.


Medical Device Firm Jobs Threatened (Belfast Telegraph)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
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