GLOBAL SECURITY GIANT G4S has closed one of its Dublin bases in a move that made 24 staff redundant.
The company shuttered one of its security centres, in Citywest, which Fora understands provided remote security monitoring services for thousands of commercial properties and businesses throughout the Republic of Ireland.
The customers’ premises will now be remotely monitored from Belfast, instead of Dublin.
G4S said that this was a once-off move, adding that it has no other plans at present to shift operations from the Republic to Northern Ireland.
It also said as a direct result of the closure it is recruiting an extra 18 staff in Belfast. It would not confirm if any of the new hires would include workers made redundant in Dublin.
The UK-based security services firm is one of the world’s largest companies, with sales of about £7.6 billion (€8.5 billion) annually. It is the biggest security provider globally, with over half a million people in its workforce.
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