Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; West
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 December 2008
Employment effect (start)
2 December 2008
Foreseen end date
1 December 2011


A US-owned internet based retail operator, CSN Stores has announced 200 new jobs in Galway. CSN Stores will locate its Emea (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters in the west of Ireland. CSN proposes to phase in the 200 new jobs over a three year period, commencing in December 2008.  

The operation will specialise in multilingual customer service, IT, localisation, finance, HR and sales & marketing functions; and will mainly provide CSN’s European customers with voice and email support services.

Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív said CSN's decision to set up in Galway would enhance Ireland’s profile as a leading location for Internet service companies in Europe. "The company will be a significant employer in the West of Ireland hiring third level graduates in IT, software engineering, localisation, finance and multilingual customer support and will contribute to the further development and attractiveness of the Region as a location for additional investment," he said.


  • 1 December 2008: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2008), CSN Stores, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 67530, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67530.