Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Dublin and Kildare
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

133 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 October 2010


Computer manufacturer Hewlett Packard, and its newly acquired subsidiary EDS, has announced 133 job losses in two plants in Dublin and Kildare. The redundancies are part of a major worldwide restructuring plan, which will result in 24,600 job losses in total. Of this, over 9,000 jobs are to go across Europe (including 133 in Ireland). The 133 consultancy jobs that will be lost in the two Irish plants will be phased out over a two year period. A spokesperson for HP said the Irish job cuts will be made in areas where its operations crossed over with its new subsidiary EDS, which specialises in IT consultancy. The Irish restructuring exercise will entail a streamlining of operations, the spokesperson added. Hewlett Packard presently employs 4,000 people at its facility in Kildare and its EDS subsidiary employs 400 in Dublin.


  • 9 October 2008: The Irish Independent


Eurofound (2008), Hewlett-Packard, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 67222, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67222.