Internal restructuring
Southern and Eastern; Mid-East;
Location of affected unit(s)
Leixlip, Co Kildare
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

350 - 400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
9 May 2016
Foreseen end date


Intel Ireland is expecting to see between 350 and 400 voluntary redundancies across its workforce in Ireland, it's main base is the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co Kildare. Earlier in 2016, Intel said it is to reduce its 12,000 global workforce by 11%, due to declining demand for personal computers.

The most recent indication from the company is that between 350 and 400 positions are to be made redundant. A voluntary redundancy package of five weeks’ pay per year of service, plus statutory entitlement to two weeks’ pay, capped at two years' pay has been mooted.

Intel Ireland has 4,500 employees, most of whom are based on its campus in Leixlip. Around 250 people work at the Intel research and development facility in Shannon, Co Clare, and a another 350 people work at the company's base in Co Cork.


  • 5 May 2016: The Irish Times
  • 4 May 2016: RTE


Eurofound (2016), Intel Ireland, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 87440, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87440.