McDonald’s to hire 800 people in jobs across Ireland

An Tánaiste says it is "extremely positive news to see companies such as McDonald's planning for expansion and growing its workforce.”



22 June 2021

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McDonald’s is creating 800 jobs in its restaurants across the Republic of Ireland this year, expanding its workforce in Ireland to over 3,000 employees.

The roles will be in McDonald’s restaurants nationwide including counties Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow.

The roles are being driven in anticipation of crew capacity in restaurants increasing in the coming months, in line with the easing of government restrictions and public health guidelines.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD said the news is “a welcome boost, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to Ireland, where it already has a strong employment presence throughout the country.

“As Ireland continues on the path to a full reopening, it is extremely positive news to see companies such as McDonald’s planning for expansion and growing its workforce,” An Tánaiste added.

“There is no doubt the pandemic has had a huge impact on many people’s employment opportunities and threatened the future of high streets up and down the country,” said Paul Pomroy, CEO, McDonald’s UK & Ireland.

“Our 95 restaurants are run by 22 local franchisees which means we have a personal stake in every one of our communities,” he added. “It’s a big responsibility, and the moves we’ve announced today reflect our commitment to continue to innovate and invest in the local communities and economies we serve.”

Meanwhile, Danny McCoy, CEO Ibec, praised McDonald’s role as “a leading employer and economic contributor to Ireland since the 1970s.

“McDonald’s commitment to Ireland and the Irish market is as strong as ever and will continue to grow in the years ahead,” McCoy said.



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