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O' Neills Sportswear 60 jobs announcement a tribute to workers and management

Published: 7 February, 2014

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle says that the announcement of 60 new jobs at O'Neills Sportswear in Strabane is a tribute to the commitment and skills of the workforce and loyalty of the owners and management to this area.

She said,

"This announcement of 60 new jobs based at the Strabane site is a very welcome boost and will have many direct and indirect benefits to the local economy.

"First and foremost, this announcement is a tribute to the commitment and skills of the workforce at O'Neills who have helped make the company a household name not only throughout Ireland but increasingly in international markets.

"In an age of fly-by-night multi-national companies the unwavering loyalty of the company to Strabane is to be applauded and this commendable loyalty has once again been reinforced by this announcement. Through being forward-thinking, innovative and being able to adapt and diversify, O' Neill's is now a recognised leader in the global sportswear market and I have no doubt that the company will continue to go from strength to strength.