Fear of Job losses in Moyross

Posted 10 years ago, 20 Apr 2013 by Cathal Mc Carthy Profile Cathal Mc Carthy

It has come to the attention of the Moyross Residents' Alliance (MRA) that Speedline Engineering, a locally based company that employs local people including ex-prisoners, helping them to rehabilitate and re-enter society, is going to have to let people go. While Speedline Engineering is having to let people go, Limerick City Council's Office of Regeneration has given the job of boarding-up houses to another company run by Mr. Joe McMahon. "Who is this new man on the tender list and what are his company's qualifications? Will he employ residents from regeneration areas, like Speedline Engineering. I hope the Office of Regeneration can see reason and stick with those contractors that have a proven track record in employing local people and in giving back to our community by sponsoring charitable events and other positive things; they are a big contributor to the local economy of Moyross" said Tom Daly, Chairperson of the MRA. Ray O’Halloran who is the Managing Director, Speedline Engineering based in Moyross and a participant in the programme explained the benefits of the initiative; “It will enable the businesses to grow and create jobs. This will keep Limerick in business and Business in Limerick!”