IRELAND'S biggest sportswear company has begun manufacturing scrubs for frontline staff fighting the threat of coronavirus in Northern Ireland.
The work is taking place at O'Neills' production facilities located at Dublin Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
Some 150 people have been brought back into work at the company to fulfil the requirements for frontline NHS staff in the North.
The fabric being used has been dyed and coated with anti-viral properties at the firm’s Walkinstown site in Co. Dublin.
O'Neills, which has been producing Irish sportswear such as jerseys and tracksuits since 1918, recently released a statement confirming they would be doing their part to assist health workers, while still ensuring their own staff remain safe while working.
In it they said: "With immediate effect, O'Neills are manufacturing scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts.
"The health and safety of our workers is paramount. We are observing government hygiene and distancing protocol.
"We are delighted to support the work of frontline staff."