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Dell to let 450 Go

1 June 2007 | Ireland | 3 Responses

Back in February we that DELL were under a bit of pressure to fixes their global finances. Last night there was an announcement from DELL ( that they will leave almost 9 thousand workers (8,800 to be exact) go by the end of the year. This is roughly 10% of their global workforce, they employ 3,000 people in Limerick and 1,500 in Cherrywood in south Co Dublin.

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It is expected that 450 jobs will go in Ireland.

02 outsource 450 Jobs

31 May 2007 | Ireland | 1 Response

This week has been a hard one for telcos, eircom announced a redundancy plan, and now 02 (, Ireland 2nd largest phone company, has announced their plans to move to outsourcing. 02 says that they aim to have 450 of their 1,600 Irish staff outsourced. This is in it’s network management division. The management has stressed that all workers will be offered a similar position with the outsourcing company. Five companies will be invited to tender for the contract. They are Ericsson, Nokia, Accenture, IBM and Fujitsu .

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Eircom to axe 400 Jobs

30 May 2007 | Ireland | 2 Responses

News is emerging today that Eircom (, Ireland’s largest telecommunications provider, plan to axe 400 jobs from it’s 7,000 work force in it’s fixed line division. This all comes despite them making a increase of 16% last year’s revenues and a resulting 3% increase in operating profits up to €240 million. I guess this goes to show that even if your company is making money, they are still going to try and make more. Eircom are also planning to ask the regulator for permission to increase the fixed line rental. I don’t think either of these moves will help Eircom in the popularity ratings.

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update: it’s looking more like 900 job redundancies are planned at Eircom. And it is planned that these will happen before 2010. With 400 of them happening before the end of this year. A letter from the company yesterday state “We as an organisation must continually adapt the way we do our business; greater productivity and lower costs are key elements of our changing business.

32 Jobs go in Westmeath

30 May 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on 32 Jobs go in Westmeath

I think this is our first story about Co. Westmeath, and sadly it’s not one of good news. 32 jobs will be lost at Griffner Coillte ( maufacturing plant in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. The company, who builds and sells modular timber frame houses, plans to move some of their operations to Austria. Sales and construction parts will remain main in Ireland, but the manufacturing will move to Austria. Griffner Coillte was established in 2003 as a joint venture between GriffnerHaus ( and Coillte Ireland (


Until Next Time…

90 new tourism jobs planned in the West of Ireland

28 May 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on 90 new tourism jobs planned in the West of Ireland

Today the Atlantis Holiday Group ( have announced 2 new plans to create up to 90 jobs in Galway and in Clare. A €20 million 5-Star hotel is planned for Quin, Co. Clare which will bring 50 new jobs. And a further €8 millon will be invested in building a holiday complex at Maam Cross, Co. Galway. These will be lakeside properties as well as including a leisure and spa services.

Loop Head Co Clare

I’m sure this is more than welcome new for people in the business in the West of Ireland.

175 new SW jobs in Belfast

28 May 2007 | Ireland | 2 Responses

News has come out today that Belfast-based Liberty Information Technology (, who develop software primarily for it’s parent company, Liberty Mutal Group, a US based insurance company. These 175 new jobs are planned to be rolled out in the next 3 years. Northern Ireland’s availability of high skilled & high quality IT graduates is cited as the main reason for the move by Liberty IT to expand in Belfast and invest STG£6.6 million there. More can be read via

Liberty IT Blefast

Interested ? There is a listing of their currently available jobs can be found [here] that you might find useful then ! They are looking from everything from Software Engineers to Project Managers to Verification Engineers !

And for those of you who want to read more blog posts about Northern Ireland and Belfast, I recommend Alan’s Blog About Belfast.

Microsemi target Ennis

24 May 2007 | Ireland | 2 Responses

Microsemi ( have announced yesterday that they have plans to expand their plant in Ennis, Co. Clare. 60-80 jobs are estimated to be created in the next year. Previously, in 2005, the firm had announced that they were planning to close the Gort plant and pulling out of Ireland, but this move today will secures the current 108 jobs in the plant already.


Micosemi manufacture high performance Silicon and Silicon Carbide semiconductors for Analog, Mixed Signal, Switching Power, RF Power & Microwave applications for military and aerospace industries.

169 ex-cons to get jobs in Leitrim & Silgo

22 May 2007 | Ireland | 1 Response

It’s not a joke, nor is it a reflection on the counties, but in total 169 ex-offenders have been put in jobs and training programs in Leitrim and Sligo last year. The program, called The Linkage Programme, is managed by Business in the Community in Ireland (BITC and the Probation & Welfare Services Dept. ( The aim of the link program is to aid ex-offenders to find access to training, education and eventually employment. The Linkage Program comes under the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion, under the guidance of The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Michael McDowell (let’s see if he is still there after this week’s election !).

Prision in Ireland

More about this story can be found via the

VHI open in Co. Donegal with 25 jobs

21 May 2007 | Ireland | 2 Responses

Vhi Healthcare ( officially opened a new contact centre in Gweedore, Co Donegal, today. The new centre will employ 25 people at Údarás Na Gaeltachta’s Business Park in the town. The centre will be responsible for communication with the insurer’s customers, complementing the company’s centre in Kilkenny. (via

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Obelisk to create 100 new telco jobs in Cavan

17 May 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Obelisk to create 100 new telco jobs in Cavan

Obelisk (, a Cavan based telecommunications company announced yesterday that they are going to triple their workforce and bring in another 100 jobs to the town. These jobs include project managers, engineers, town planners, technical designers, radio planners and facility managers, as well as back office staff. The firm said it has already begun recruiting and you can get in contact with them by going [here]. So if you are searching for a new job in the area, check them out !

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Obelisk’s core activities include many major projects in the Telecommunications, Power Transmission and Distribution, Renewable Energy, Property Development, and Products and Logistics fields.

Aer Arann to create 45 jobs in Waterford

15 May 2007 | Ireland | 5 Responses

Aer Arann ( has announced their new plans to expand their operations in Waterford airport. These new plans will bring up to 45 new jobs in Waterford. Aer Arann plans to increase the number of flights to Manchester and Luton (London) as well as brining a new route to Birmingham. These new jobs will be in all areas of their operations. To see the list of currently available jobs, company wide, click [here].

aer arann

So it’s up up and away for Ireland’s 2nd national carrier !

Microsoft to thinking of 250 new Dublin jobs

14 May 2007 | Ireland | 2 Responses

Rumours of a $500 million investment by Microsoft have emerged. This project, which will bring an estimated 250 new jobs to Dublin, is reported to be still in the final stages of planning. A final decision is expected later this year for the go ahead.

The plan from Microsoft is to create a massive European data centre in the West of Dublin at Grange Castle. This would be the location for their thousands of servers and new employees to maintain their systems. ‘‘We can confirm that Ireland has been selected as the preferred location for the development of a data centre, which would meet the growing demand for our online services,” Microsoft said in a statement.

Microsoft Ireland

When we here more we will bring it to you ASAP !
Edit: Here is another story about Microsoft breaking today, from an Tom Raftery, an Irish blogger. Which details the debate of claim of patent infringement by the open source community.

Devolution adss 180 new jobs in NI

12 May 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Devolution adss 180 new jobs in NI

It’s estimated that 180 jobs are set to be created at the Stormont Assembly as devolution in Northern Ireland is restored. The jobs are for staff to support assembly committees and will be followed by around 380 posts to be filled over the next two to three years, according to the BBC. Clerks and parliamentary reporters are among the roles being advertised on the assembly’s website ( So time to get your CV in !

Stormont Castle

Helix Health starts with 20 new jobs

10 May 2007 | Ireland | Comments Off on Helix Health starts with 20 new jobs

Ireland’s largest indigenous healthcare informatics company (my that was a mouthful 😉) has added 20 new jobs in the high-tech programming and support positions. Helix Health (website N/A) was formed after Medicom ( and Systems Solutions ( merged in January 2007. Currently the companies employs 100 people and had an annual revenue of over €10 million last year. Systems Solutions supplied software to the pharmacy sector in Ireland and the UK, while Medico provided software and technology services to health professionals. Helix Health plans to invest €750,000 each year in research and development.

The company was launched today by Minister of State Tom Kitt who said the company had “the opportunity to build on a shared vision of creating a fully integrated, seamlessly joined-up primary healthcare sector.”

Surface Power Technologies creates 31 jobs in Mayo

3 May 2007 | Ireland | 18 Responses

Surface Power Technologies ( have unveiled plans to create 31 new jobs in Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo. This green energy company develops wind and solar energy solutions. They plan to have the majority of new jobs in product development.

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So if you are a power engineer get your CV into them ASAP. Mayo may not be the sunniest place, but they do have access to the best surfing around ! Send your CVs to now.