Significant increases in employment



Dell, 4,700 jobs, in Limerick and Dublin. Benchmark, 262 jobs in Dublin. LMS Beach, 300 jobs in Tullamore. Celestica, 500 jobs in Swords, Co Dublin. Nat West, 350 jobs in Dublin. Logica/Aldiscon, 250 jobs in Dublin. Sun Life, 205 jobs in Waterford.


RCI, 350 jobs in Cork. MBNA, 200 jobs in Dublin. Barclaycard, 385 jobs in Dublin. Softbank Services, 209 jobs in Dublin. Sitel TMS, 500 jobs in Dublin. Rosenbluth, 250 jobs in Killarney. Andersen Consulting, 350 jobs in Dublin. Sea-Land Services, 300 jobs in Cork. Citibank, 1,300 jobs in Dublin.

Health care:

Stryker, 293 jobs in Cork. Bristol-Meyers Squibb, 400 jobs in Dublin. Smithkline Beecham, 320 jobs in Carrigaline, Co Cork. Bard, 500 jobs in Galway. Guidant, 518 jobs in Clonmel.


Volex, 200 cable-assembly jobs in Castlebar. Sifco, 250 aerospace jobs in Cork. Xerox, 2,150 jobs in Dundalk and Dublin. Amann and Soehne, 400 specialist sewing-thread jobs in Tralee. Kostal, 850 automotive component jobs in Mallow, Co Cork.

Jobs Lost


Seagate, 1,000 jobs lost in Clonmel. Apple, 500 jobs lost in Cork. AST, 350 jobs lost in Limerick. Applied Magnetics, 300 jobs lost in Dublin. Krups, 500 jobs in Limerick.


Fruit of the Loom, more than 800 jobs lost in Co Donegal.