Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Communication Services
61 - Telecommunications

160 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
90 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
2 September 2014
Foreseen end date
1 September 2015


Three Ireland is to make 160 staff redundant, due to duplication of roles following its acquisition of Telefonica Ireland (O2).

The company will make redundant 85 roles at its head office and 75 roles in its retail operation. It is a targeted redundancy, but with a limited 'expression of interest' option. A number of fixed-term contract workers will not be renewed upon expiry as well.

As part of the company's internal restructuring, following the completed acquisition of its competitor O2 in July, it is creating 90 new customer care jobs at a call centre in Limerick over the next 12 months.

Three Ireland CEO, Robert Finnegan, says that with a planned €300 million investment in its high speed network, he expects there to be 100 full time equivalent roles hired through third party contractors over the coming three years.


  • 3 September 2014: Irish Examiner
  • 2 September 2014: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2014), Three Ireland, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 77509, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77509.