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Keogh's Crisps More Than Doubles Workforce In Two Years

Keoghs Crisps has more that doubled its workforce in the last two years.

The business today reportedly employs 73 staff, however its latest financial results show that it employed 35 at the end of 2017.

Keogh's Crisps Ltd employed 45 at the end of last year and 35 at the end of 2017, reports the Irish Independent.

New accounts show that last year the company reported a loss of €3,429 which followed a profit of €34,231 in 2017.

Expansion Costs 

According to the Irish Independent, Tom Keogh, managing director, Keoghs attributed the the loss 'to expansion costs at the company and the 40% increase in production costs as a result of the summer drought last year'.

He said there was a 60 a reduction in yield from the potato crop here last year and "this had a massive impact on our financial result".

With a heritage of 200 years, Keogh's award-winning potatoes and crisps are grown and cooked on the family farm in Oldtown, Co.Dublin.

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