SIPTU seeks commitments from News UK & Ireland Ltd on future of Kells print plant SIPTU Organiser, Teresa Thompson, said: “Our members employed in the SKNP print business based in Kells have been advised that subject to regulatory approval News UK and Ireland Ltd intends to acquire full ownership of the company. Any change of ownership is a cause of concern and uncertainty for employees. In this regard, we are keen to secure clarity for them at the earliest opportunity. “We are seeking a meeting with the management of News UK & Ireland Ltd. At this meeting we will impress on the prospective new owners that that it must commit to the continuation of all current agreements governing employment practices at the plant.” The Kells plant prints a number of publications including The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The i and The Financial Times.