County Meath Chamber React to Temporary Closure Announcement at New Boliden Tara Mines


Paula McCaul, CEO County Meath Chamber on the recent announcement of the temporary closure of New Boliden Tara MInes 


“This is a seismic event for Co. Meath, one which sent shockwaves across the county.  Naturally, our concerns are for the financial and emotional implication on the families involved. 


In terms of the ripple effect on business, Tara Mines plays a vital role in our local economy and any closure, however temporary, will affect hundreds of support jobs who rely heavily on Tara Mines for their business and the retail and hospitality sector who depend heavily on local spend.  It’s a worrying time for all concerned.  As a Chamber we are acutely aware of the potential impact on our members right across Meath.  We want to assure them that our Chamber doors are open, and we are here to help and support in any way we can.


Tara Mines is the pride of Co. Meath.  It’s a cross generational institution, which is intertwined in our communities, and is very much loved and respected.  We take comfort in the statement from management that this is a short-term measure, and we hope so see Tara Mines survive and thrive for future generations.”


Click Here to watch back on a RTÉ Six One News interview with Paula McCaul


Click Here to watch back on an Irish Independent interview with Paula McCaul


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