Belfast Telegraph

Botox-maker Allergan to cut jobs

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan is to make 25 job cuts at its main Irish operation.

The maker of cosmetic drug Botox is seeking redundancies at its Westport facility where it has a workforce of 900.

Allergan said the lay-offs were part of plans for a global restructuring announced in July.

"In light of the global restructuring announced in July by Allergan Inc, the management in Ireland has confirmed that the overall headcount impact for the Irish business will be limited," a spokeswoman for the company said.

"Approximately 25 permanent positions will potentially be impacted at the Westport site. The consultation process has started with impacted employees."

Allergan announced a 350 million US dollars (£215m) investment at its Westport facility in 2012 to expand Botox manufacturing with construction on the new section nearing completion.

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