Closure of sites in Ireland


Following our announcement on 26 March, in which we confirmed that our 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. 

We have therefore decided temporarily to suspend production at our RoI sites, including our cement plant at Kinnegad, with the exception of those serving health projects and critical road and utility infrastructure.  We welcome 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.

Our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, subcontractors, customers and communities and we will continue to respond as appropriate to guidance from the governments and health authorities of both the UK and Ireland.

We will provide further updates as and when appropriate.

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