For whom the Dell tolls
One year after Dell announced plans to shut down its Limerick plant, the fallout from the closure continues to affect lives
This time last year, staff at Dell were still coming to terms with the company’s stark plans for its manufacturing operation in Limerick.
The message delivered by Sean Corkery, Dell’s local boss, in early January 2009 was drastic: the firm planned to stop making computers in Limerick and transfer manufacturing to lower-cost operations by the end of January 2010. About 1,900 people would lose their jobs.
A year on, Dell has met its targets:
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