SIPTU Organiser, Martin Mannion, said: “The closure of this plant is a massive blow to the workers and the wider print industry in Ireland. It is deeply disappointing that a profitable company has made such a decision which affects the entire workforce of nearly 80 people.”

He added: “In talks with management our priority will be attempting to ensure that a compulsory redundancy situation is avoided. This will include discussing the potential for the continued operation of the facility and the possibility of agreeing a redundancy package that will help protect the financial future of the affected workers.”