In an interview with the Limerick Leader Michael Dell said that He was optimistic about the future of the plant, which, he said, remained central to the company's European operation. However recently it has come known that dell is planning to build a plant in Lodz in Poland that will create 3000 jobs directly and another 9000. With Dell share price currently falling as it is being hit by competition from Hewlett-Packard and Dell trying to cut staff numbers to increase profitability it is highly unlikely they are going to maintain two 3000 worker facilities in Europe. This will result in Dell pulling manufacture out of Limerick and moving it to Poland. The size of the Polish plant makes it unlikely to be for any reason but the closer of the Limerick plant.
Dark times are indeed in store for Limerick!! This is the dossing times 200th post. I was planning on having a look through the past posts but maybe I will leave that to the quarter century.