Internal restructuring
Southern and Eastern; Mid-East;
Location of affected unit(s)
County Kildare, Newbridge
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21 - Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 November 2023
Employment effect (start)
7 November 2023
Foreseen end date


The American pharmaceutical multinational Pfizer is to cut 100 jobs at its manufacturing plant in Newbridge, Kildare.

The job losses are part of the company’s global cost cutting and restructuring process which is being carried out against the background of a drop in demand for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments. Pfizer’s Paxlovid anti-viral treatment is manufactured into tablets at the Newbridge plant. A consultation process with staff and trade unions has begun.

Pfizer currently employs approximately 5,000 people in Ireland across a number of sites and locations. 1,200 employees work at the Newbridge site. The recent global restructuring event of Pfizer has been recorded in the ERM events database Pfizer-2023-WO.



Eurofound (2023), Pfizer, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 200490, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200490.