Fears for 80 Swilly jobs
FEARS are growing for
more than 80 jobs after a liquidator was appointed
to the Lough Swilly Bus Company.
Trade union Unite today said the company had been
experiencing trading difficulties for some time and
one of its main creditors is Revenue.
The long-running firm employs about 60 people
including bus drivers, mechanics and technicians in
Donegal. Another 20 people are employed in Derry.
Lough Swilly Bus Company.
Unite’s Philip Oakes
said a winding up order had been issued in recent
days with “shocked” staff expecting to receive their
last pay cheque on Friday.
"We had hoped that some of the contracts that the
company have secured are lucrative and maybe some
other trader in the same sort of business may have
come in and looked to lift the mantle. But as this
stage nothing has come forth," he told BBC Foyle.
The company was founded in 1853 and included railway
lines at that time. It is one of Ireland's oldest
transport companies and operates a daily
cross-border service between Derry and several rural
Co Donegal towns. It is also contracted to run a
school bus service throughout the county and