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Mayor expresses sadness at O'Neill's closure

19 March 2020
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Michaela Boyle has expressed her deep sadness at news today that O'Neill's Sportswear in Strabane has had to temporarily lay off 750 staff.
 
Mayor Boyle, in a message to the staff affected by the news said it was a hugely significant decision by the company. 
 
She said the decision was made in the interests of the health and safety of the workforce and she was confident this was a temporary measure and the company would be back up and running as soon as possible.
 
She said the announcement would have a huge impact on the people of Strabane and the town's economy and urged everyone to work together to provide support to one another during this extremely difficult and challenging time.