Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Information And Communication Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.42 - Retail sale of telecommunications equipment in specialised stores

486 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 April 2021
Employment effect (start)
21 April 2021
Foreseen end date


UK-based Mobile retail company Carphone Warehouse is to close all of its stores in Ireland, including 12 stores-within-a-store and 69 standalone outlets. A total of 486 people will lose their jobs as a result of the closures. The decision is expected to take place in recent days. Staff have already been informed and the company's website has been shut down. 

The closure follows the business’s decision to close all standalone Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK in 2020. The closre is partly driven by the decreased demand. According to the company's statement, they have seen footfall down 40% as customers are changing their beahviour of buying mobile devices and connectivity plan, such as replacing their handsets less often and buying them as part of more flexible bundles. 

For previous restructuring event, see Carphone Warehouse 2009-UK. 



Eurofound (2021), Carphone Warehouse, Closure in Ireland, factsheet number 104727, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/104727.