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Around 2,000 jobs are under threat at Dell's Raheen, Limerick plant as the company reviews its operations. We understand that Ireland's Tánaiste [Deputy Prime Minister] Mary Coughlan and the Defence Minister Willie O'Dea met Dell executives, including founder and CEO Michael Dell, at Dell's Round Rock HQ in Texas last week. …

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Coat

Are you suggesting that Dell employ only chavs?

"regional purchases of hoods and services by the plant "

And what are the 'services' delivered by the hooded staff? Car stealing, window breaking? Or did this mean goods and services?

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Joke

I just made a ditty

Was I the only one who thought that Limerick and Dell deserved one?

There was a young guy with a dell

The computer was built in hell

The processor died

The monitor fried

And the batteries torched the factory as well

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Stop

Queue maddive state aid...

Summary of discussion in Texas: "Give us lots of money or we'll make thousands of people redundant..."

In fact, what will happen is the Irish Government will give Dell loads of money and then, in about 18 months time (when the recession is still continuing) they'll close the place down anyhow.

Poland is low cost. Ireland is high cost. Keep the call center in Ireland (for the number of English speakers) but manufacturing has no chance.

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Joke

I knew they were up to no good

"The loss of up to 2,000 wage packets from laid-off workers as well as the ending of regional purchases of hoods and services by the plant and presumed tax payments will have a strongly negative effect on the Limerick economy."

hoods and services???? Just confirms the truth that dell's irish arm is run by a bunch of hoodies :)

anon cause of conflict of interest

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Net Profit for three quaters this year

Two thousand one hundred and twenty seven million dollars.

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Coat

Obligatory

As Dell begins trimming their bloat

In a desperate bid to stay afloat

They feel recession's bite

But their products are... crap

...I think it's time that I go get my coat.

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We have a late entry...

For best subtitle of the year!

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Coat

Unfortunateley

Limerick's rise from being one of the worst ghettoes in Europe, to being the most overpriced ghetto in Europe has been short-lived. Ah well, back to hatch 22, Dominic Street, if they hadn't gone and closed the old dole office.

Mine's the one with "C'mere Sham, I claim yoh" on the back.

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Unhappy

Aaagh!

In a Limerick meter is quite

as important as rhyme is, all right?

so in future - oh please -

I'm down on my knees:

Cease spewing this poetic blight.

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Coat

The first of many ... ?

Is this just the first of many relocations out of Ireland to cheaper locations?

The government has been kidding itself for the past 15 years or so that we have created a high tech industry base in computers, software and pharmaceuticals. When will they realise is that all we were was cheap labour (for a short while) and a useful, english-speaking, tax-efficient channel for euro-profits? Who'll be next? Intel? Microsoft? Pfizer?

Will the last company to leave the country please remember to turn off the gas.

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Go

Well???

You wanted a "World Economy"... now you have it. What's the problem???

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