Internal restructuring
Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

70 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 May 2019
Employment effect (start)
9 May 2019
Foreseen end date
31 May 2021


Mondelez, which runs the Cadburys chocolate manufacturing plant in Coolock, Dublin, is seeking a reduction in headcount of up to 70 people over the next two years.

Management said it needs to keep the business 'operating as efficiently and effectively as possible' and that it plans to invest €15m into the Coolock plant to make the site more competitive in the future. It is engaging with the two plant unions, SIPTU and Unite, over the job reduction measures. 

The previous restructuring at the plant involved a job reduction of 35, whittled down from an original reduction of 80; therefore it is not unlikely that the job reduction in this round of restructuring will be lower than the 70 figure given.

The intent is to achieve the desired reduction in the workforce by natural departures and voluntary redundancy. 

The severance terms expected to apply are three times’ statutory redundancy for those from 2-15 years’ service; 3.5 times statutory for those with 15-22 years’ service; and 4.5 times statutory for those with over 22 years’ service. 



Eurofound (2019), Mondelez, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 98199, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98199.