Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86 - Human health activities

510 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 August 2012
Employment effect (start)
12 August 2012
Foreseen end date
12 February 2013


Private sector home care provider Bluebird Care has announced an expansion of its care homes, which it expects will create 510 new jobs across Ireland.

Positions for care assistants and support workers will be available over the next six months, after the organization cited increased demand for its home care services.

The company currently employs 800 staff in Ireland. Bluebird commenced operations in Ireland five years ago and now has 18 bases nationwide with more franchises opening in Wexford, Westmeath, Longford and Roscommon in the coming months. In total, the expansion will create 75 jobs in Tipperary/East Cork, Kerry/West Cork and Wicklow; 30 in Carlow/Kilkenny Waterford - currently; 75 in Donegal and Leitrim and in Mayo and Sligo; 80 in the north east counties of Cavan, Monaghan and Louth; 55 in Dublin; 50 in Galway; 32 in Clare and Meath; 10 in Kildare/Laois/Offaly; 20 in Cork; and eight in Limerick.


  • 13 August 2012: The Irish Independent


Eurofound (2012), Bluebird Care, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 74095, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74095.