Friday 27 July 2007

Abwood in Wicklow granted nine month stay on order

Troubled local company, Abwood, has been granted a stay of nine months on a High Court order which directed them to cease operations on their site at Timore, Newcastle.

The company returned to the High Court last Thursday following the judgement of Mr Justice Charlton the previous week who agreed with Wicklow County Council that the company was in breach of planning regulations. The council objected strongly to a stay of longer than three months last Thursday. However, Abwood was granted nine months in which time it hopes to regularise its planning situation.

While this means that we did not have to put employees on notice immediately, it still leaves us with little time to see what can be done with the factory and site to achieve a mutually acceptable way forward,' stated Abwood's financial controller, Breda Hamilton.

Wicklow People

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