Fears for 30 jobs in Limerick city

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

THERE are fears for dozens of city jobs this morning, with a prominent office furniture and stationary supply firm set to be wound up.

THERE are fears for dozens of city jobs this morning, with a prominent office furniture and stationary supply firm set to be wound up.

G & A Manifold, which employs around 30 salespeople and drivers directly and indirectly, is expected to be wound up at a creditors meeting early next month.

Based in the Dock Road, the firm was founded in 1990, and headed up by Shelbourne Road-based businesswoman Gaye Manifold.

It has supplied a number of blue-chip companies across the region, including Dell, Cook Medical and Element Six.

As well as this, the firm supplies to schools, Limerick County Council and the HSE among other public clients.

Southside Labour councillor Joe Leddin admitted surprise the company is facing liquidation because of the fact it has been operating for over 20 years.

“My immediate thoughts are with staff who have given such loyal service to the company for many years. It is a sad day, and I am surprised because they are a well established company,” he said.

The company also has an operation in Cork. It is not yet clear whether this will be affected.

The creditors meeting to appoint a liquidator has been set for Wednesday, June 6, at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel.

Despite repeated attempts to contact the company yesterday, no spokesperson was available for comment.