Business expansion
Southern and Eastern;
Location of affected unit(s)
Kilkenny and Dublin
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.13 - Distribution of electricity

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 February 2022
Employment effect (start)
14 February 2022
Foreseen end date


Utility contracting company Gaeltec has announced to create 150 new jobs in Kilkenny and Dublin. Gaeltec provides contracting support to companies involved in upgrading telecoms networks and energy infrastructure. New positions will be for junior and senior engineers, field surveyors, fibre technicians, GIS technicians, supervisors, designers, electricians, and plant operators. About 60 of the 150 new roles will support the SIRO project, which aims to provide gigabit broadband connectivity to 770,000 premises within the next four years.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar welcomed the news.

Gaeltec was founded in 2003 and employs 200 people in Ireland as well as 100 more in the UK and Europe. It is a subsidiary of Telecabo.



Eurofound (2022), Gaeltec, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 106341, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106341.