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

750 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 April 2018
Employment effect (start)
12 May 2018
Foreseen end date


Telecomunications company Eir (formerly eircom) has announced it is seeking 750 voluntary redundancies from its workforce.

The announcement of the decision to reduce its workforce by the largest amount in one redundancy round to date comes shortly after the majority sale of Eir to French grouop NJJ Telecoms.

Eir is to offer its staff redundacy terms of five weeks' pay per year of service (inclusive of statutory entitlements). The company says that further staff reduction had been on the cards for some time (270 people left Eir during a redundancy round in 2017) and that the industry is getting more competitive, so it plans to simplify its products and business processes also

The redundancy offer is available to all Eir staff bar some of its field-based staff, who are needed for the rollout of the company's broadband network.


  • 12 April 2018: RTE
  • 12 April 2018: Irish Examiner


Eurofound (2018), Eir, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 93774, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93774.