Union representatives and management at Bausch and Lomb in Waterford have invited Labour Relations Commission (LRC) Director of Conciliation, Kevin Foley, and LRC Deputy Director of Conciliation, Anna Perry, to co-chair talks between the parties with a view to reaching agreement on a plan to keep the Bausch and Lomb plant open and to secure its future. Kevin Foley and Anna Perry have accepted the invitation to co-chair these talks and will immediately involve themselves in the process. During the continuing talks process there will be no public comment from any of the participants.Vice-President Manufacturing Bausch and Lomb, Angelo ContiSIPTU Sector Organiser, Alan O’LearyTEEU Secretary Region 3, Paddy Kavanagh