A week of job jitters

It should have been a high point of Micheal Martin’s week, the announcement last Tuesday that computer chip maker Intel would develop a $30million research centre in Kildare.

3rd February, 2007

It should have been a high point of Micheal Martin’s week, the announcement last Tuesday that computer chip maker Intel would develop a $30million research centre in Kildare.

Instead, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment was pressed for comment on the future of 350 jobs at Motorola in Cork.

While Jim O’Hara, the general manager of Intel Ireland was talking about the new centre as a ‘‘golden opportunity to do something absolutely unique’’,...

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