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G4S Irish subsidiary hit by €2.5m in restructuring costs

G4S Secure Solutions (Ire) Limited recorded pretax profits of €1.77m in 2015

London-listed G4S, which recorded revenues of £6.8bn in 2015, employs 611,000 people in 100 countries.

An Irish subsidiary of security services giant G4S, which employs 1,650 people locally, recorded restructuring costs of €2.5 million in 2015, a year in which profits rose.

G4S Secure Solutions (Ire) Limited, whose parent is one of the world’s largest security and outsourcing solutions providers, recorded pretax profits of €1.75 million during the year, as against €220,133 in 2014.

The company provides a range of security services in Ireland, including monitoring and response and manned security services.

Profit before restructuring costs totalled €3.57 million with the unit gaining an additional €1 million in dividend income from subsidiary undertakings.

Turnover fell from €72.4 million to €70.2 million. A breakdown of revenues shows €52 million derived from manned services and a further €17.8 million from technical services.

Management of the subsidiary and its sister company, G4S Cash Solutions Ireland Ltd, switched to Britain in 2014 as its parent sought to restructure the local business after it fell into difficulties.

London-listed G4S, which recorded revenues of £6.8 billion in 2015, employs 611,000 people in 100 countries.

G4S secure Solutions had administration expenses of €9.68 million in 2015, as against €8.37 million a year earlier.

The unit, which saw employee numbers fall to 1,650 from 1,793, recorded staff-related costs of €52.9 million, compared with €55.8 million in the previous year.