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Dublin paper mill to close

A dent has been made in the market for recovered paper with the announcement that a Dublin mill is to close.
The Smurfit Paper Mill - which processes 50,000 tonnes of recycled fibre each year - will shut this month after 51 years of operation.
Jefferson Smurfit Group blamed a number of factors for its decision, which will leave 70 people out of a job.
A spokesman for the multinational paper manufacturer said: "The decision follows a detailed review of the mill's operation, which has become uncompetitive due to a number of key factors.
"These include reduced market pricing, increased energy costs, higher environmental charges and changing market requirements for packaging paper grades."

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