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Breedon Group temporarily suspends production at Republic of Ireland sites

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World Cement,

Following the announcement on 26 March, in which the company confirmed that operations in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) would continue to operate pending further guidance, the Irish Government introduced restrictions on 27 March requiring all non-essential businesses to close for two weeks from that date.

Breedon Group has therefore decided temporarily to suspend production at its RoI sites, including its cement plant at Kinnegad, with the exception of those serving health projects and critical road and utility infrastructure. The company welcomes the Irish Government's Wage Subsidy Scheme, which should ensure that eligible employees continue to receive a proportion of their pay while they are not working.

The company has said that the priority remains the health and wellbeing of its colleagues, subcontractors, customers and communities and that it will continue to respond as appropriate to guidance from the governments and health authorities of both the UK and Ireland.

The company will provide further updates as and when appropriate.

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