Dell confirms it is to recruit for Raheen and Dublin plants

DELL has confirmed it is recruiting up to 100 staff across its Raheen and Dublin facilities - almost a year after it let the last of 1,900 manufacturing workers left.

DELL has confirmed it is recruiting up to 100 staff across its Raheen and Dublin facilities - almost a year after it let the last of 1,900 manufacturing workers left.

A spokesperson for the Texas-based computer giant was unable to give a full breakdown of where the jobs will go, but the positions are in sales services, multilingual technical support, marketing and finance.

Aongus Hegarty, head of customer service at Dell, said: "Business in Ireland, like every other country, was challenged last year. During 2009, the cycle for renewal (of technology products] definitely widened but there has been growth this year. As companies saw a pick-up in the global economy this year, we saw a pick up in investment in technology."

Mr Hegarty said the recession was "absolutely over" from a global perspective, and that export-focused firms were seeing a recovery in business.

This Tuesday, the head of the IDA Barry O'Leary will address the Oireachtas Enterprise Committee on the agency's plans to bring foreign direct investment in Limerick.

He will be questioned by Limerick TD Kieran O'Donnell, who called for the meeting.