06/10/2011

Fresh Irish Job Losses Announced

In a devastating blow it has been revealed that a further 1,130 jobs could be under threat in Ireland.

It has been rumored that 130 jobs could be axed at Rigney Dolphin who employ around 1,000 people in three offices in Waterford, Dublin and Dundalk.

In a statement to RTÉ, Helen Kiely, a director of Rigney Dolphin, said it would not be commenting on reports that 130 jobs could be under threat at its Waterford facility on the IDA Industrial Estate.

Similarly Insurance company, Aviva, is restructuring its business in Ireland and there are fears that 1,000 jobs could be lost.

Aviva will meet UNITE trade union officials in Dublin this afternoon to discuss the insurance company's future in Ireland.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said: "It's a concern and I feel for the workers who are directly involved by the uncertainty created by this review."

"I know it’s going on for some months and it has still a number of weeks to go.

"I’ve been in touch with the company, I’ve offered the support of our own agencies and I will continue to keep in touch with the company.

"It is a worrying time."

This news comes just weeks after Talk Talk in Waterford revealed that over 500 jobs would be lost when it closed its call centre.

(LB/BMcC)

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