Southern and Eastern; Mid-West;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

173 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 November 2003
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 March 2004


NETg, an e-learning operation in Limerick that employs 173 people, will close in March 2004 as part of a global restructuring measure. NETg is part of the Thomson Corporation, a US multinational information provider. NETg employs about 750 people in the US, Britain and Ireland in total.

Thomson, which owns about 200 subsidiaries, has other operations in the Republic, including another two in Limerick, which between them employ 240 people. It has publishing operations in Dublin that employ about 100 people.

The jobs in NETg's plant in Limerick are at the higher end of the skills spectrum, according to IDA Ireland.


  • 20 November 2003: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2003), NETg, Closure in Ireland, factsheet number 59392, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/59392.