SDLP North Antrim Representative Connor Duncan has said that DETI and Invest NI need to move to secure employment for Michelin workers.
“Most importantly we need to see a strategy for reindustrialisation throughout North Antrim that builds on our unique skills base and historic connection with industry.
East Antrim representative Councillor Margaret Anne McKillop added: “This is devastating news for communities throughout Antrim. Many people living in Ballycastle and the Glens work at the Michelin site and will now be facing huge uncertainty. It’s absolutely imperative that we see an urgent action plan developed to support those who face job losses and a long term strategy for rebuilding the local economy.