Heineken closes Irish brewery

Heineken is to close its Beamish & Crawford brewery in Cork in Ireland, the company announced late on Thursday.

In a statement, the company said the cost of bringing the brewery up to international standards was too high. ‘This, together with overcapacity in Heineken Ireland and the current challenging market situation, led to our decision to close it,’ said the statement.
All the activities at Beamish & Crawford will be transferred to the Murphy brewery in Cork, with the loss of 120 jobs.
The move is part of Heineken’s efforts to cut costs by £145m following its recent takeover of Scottish & Newcastle.

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