Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has called the decision "devastating"
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Arlene Foster: Ballymena job losses 'devastating'

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has called the decision of JTI Gallaher to close its Ballymena factory as "devastating".

The cigarette maker is to shut its factory in County Antrim with the loss of about 800 jobs.

She said the Northern Ireland Executive would do all that it could to find alternative work and bring new jobs to Northern Ireland.

  • 07 Oct 2014