Over 1,000 workers laid off in Cork and Limerick

More than 1,000 workers at manufacturing plants in Cork and Limerick have been laid off due to the Covid-19 crisis. 

German auto part maker Kostal has temporarily closed in Abbeyfeale and Mallow since 8am this morning. 

The company says its supply chain, and demand for products across Europe have been impacted by the coronavirus. 

The closure is for an initial period up to the 27th of April and will be reviewed thereafter depending on developments.

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