Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Tipperary, various other locations
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.85 - Manufacture Of Prepared Meals And Dishes

690 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 October 2023
Employment effect (start)
24 October 2023
Foreseen end date
31 May 2024


The Lunch Bag, a company that makes and delivers school lunches, is to create 690 new jobs in Ireland by May 2024.

Of these, 240 full-time jobs will be based in Nenagh, Tipperary, where the company is headquartered. These roles will include general operations, HR, admin, warehouse, logistics staff and van drivers. A further 450 new part-time staff will be based across the country and will operate the service locally in schools.

The company currently employs 200 people and the major expansion is as a result of a recent government announcement that it is to grow its school hot meals programme in the coming years.



Eurofound (2023), The Lunch Bag, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 200503, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200503.