McNamara seeks protection for Roadbridge subcontractors and suppliers

Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara has called for Government intervention to prevent the loss of hundreds of jobs amongst subcontractors and suppliers, in addition to those directly employed by Roadbridge, in the event that the company is liquidated.

“The Government needs to do everything possible to protect the firm to ensure it can trade its way out of current difficulties and pay the many subcontractors and suppliers across the Midwest who are owed substantial sums of money,” stated Deputy McNamara.

He continued, “When the Goodman Group was threatened in the 1990s, the Dáil was recalled by a Haughey-led government to pass legislation introducing examinership due to the repercussions across the wider economy. If Roadbridge, one of the country’s biggest civil engineering and construction firms, enters liquidation there will be similar widespread consequences across the Mid-West given the number of subcontractors and suppliers affected.”

“A large number of jobs are in jeopardy due to the potential for knock on effects. I would therefore support Eamon Ryan’s call on Friday that the company be protected, and the Government must do everything possible to achieve this,” concluded Deputy McNamara.