EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

3G Mobile

3G Mobile

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Number Employed: 160

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-01-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 160
Planned Job Reductions max: 160
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure
Employment Effect Start: 15-01-2010
Direct Dismissals: 160

Additional Information

The 3G Mobile chain went into voluntary liquidation in January 2010 following the failure of talks with telecommunications company Eircom about an investment in the group. 3G Mobile faced mounting debts. 3G Mobile had 27 shops around Ireland. The group employed 160 people, all of whom have lost their jobs in the liquidation. Staff had been placed on temporary lay-off while the company considered its options.