Coca-Cola bottling operations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland may consolidate into a single site in the region, according to reports in the Irish press.

Coke has two bottlers in the region - Coca Cola Bottlers Ireland (CCBI) and Coca-Cola Bottlers Ulster (CCBU), both are subsidiaries of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling.

So far the companies have refused to comment publicly on any potential job losses.

However a statement did say that a considerable investment would be required that would enable Coca-Coca's bottling operations in Ireland "to grow and build".