Call For Avara Workers To Be At Forefront Of Efforts To Save Company

Calls have been made for workers at Avara in Shannon to be at the forefront of any attempts to save the company.

It comes amid reassurances from Clare’s Junior Minister that as it stands, redundancies are not being discussed.

Avara in Shannon was ordered into liquidation by the High Court last July and since then, the financial future of the 114 workers employed there has been thrown into jeopardy.


Efforts have been ongoing to secure the future of the firm, which has been based in Shannon since 1976.

Now he matter has now been raised in the Dáil, with Clare’s Fianna Fáil TD describing as unusual, the fact that there are joint liquidators on the site, saying its adding to the concerns of those working there.

Deputy Timmy Dooley says it’s with disbelief that workers have been informed that they won’t receive more than statutory redundancy and insists it’s important now to ensure fairness for every one of the workers.

But Clare’ Junior Minister is reassuring that as things stand, redundancies are not being discussed and the focus remains on saving jobs.

Fine Gael’s Pat Breen believes the company does have a future.