Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
West Dublin
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 April 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


In what amounts to an internal restructuring exercise, Tesco is to relocate more than 200 jobs from a distribution centre in west Dublin. The UK-owned retailer has indicated that it will amalgamate its west Dublin warehousing operation with its new distribution facility in Donabate, north Co Dublin.Tesco said that up to half of the west Dublin staff could be accommodated at the Donabate site, while the remainder would be offered employment elsewhere in the company. The company stressed that there would be no compulsory redundancies, and is looking to create new employment during the course of 2008.Siptu, which represents more than 200 staff employed in the Tesco west Dublin facility, said it would be working to minimize job losses. John Dunne of Siptu said: "We will do everything we can to protect the jobs and the conditions of employment of our members."


  • 10 April 2008: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2008), Tesco Ireland, Relocation in Ireland, factsheet number 66513, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66513.