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eir announces 750 new jobs for regional hubs

The positions will be split across eir's regional locations in Sligo, Cork and Limerick.

There has been a lot of change at eir over recent years, and even more changes are now on the way, with 750 new jobs being announced across its regional locations in Sligo, Cork and Limerick earlier today.

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Sean Canney T.D., joined eir’s CEO, Carolan Lennon, to make the announcement at eir’s new state-of-the-art facility at Rathedmond in Sligo town, where 350 of the new roles will be based.

The roles will be mainly in customer services and are part of an overall programme that eir has introduced, which aims to bring all customer-facing functions back in-house. Previously, many of these roles would have been outsourced.

According to eir, the goal of moving these functions in house is to deliver a higher quality of service for customers, as well as greater levels of ownership and responsibility for eir employees.

Speaking about the announcement, Minister of State Sean Canney T.D. said he was very happy to welcome eir to Sligo, adding that “today’s announcement is in recognition of the immense talent that exists in every part of Ireland.”

eir’s CEO, Carolan Lennon, said eir is committed to investing in Ireland “in every sense of the word”, from providing “top quality jobs across the country”, to expanding its superfast broadband network and ensuring its mobile service reaches everybody in Ireland.

Ms. Lennon added: “We have been very impressed with the quality of the applications we have already received so far and I look forward to welcoming hundreds of new members to the eir team in the coming months.”

eir is committed to providing broadband across the country and - through a self-funded €250m rural investment programme - will have delivered super-fast broadband directly to 330,000 rural premises by June 2019. 236,000 premises having already been completed nationally.

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