EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51 - Air transport

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-09-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 28-09-2022
Foreseen End Date: 01-09-2030
Planned Job Creation: 250

Additional Information

Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair has recently announced plans to create 2,000 new jobs in Ireland by 2030. Therefore, the company will hire at least 250 people over the next 3 years. New positions will be for pilots, cabin crew, engineers and IT developers. The large job announcement was made as part of plans by the airline to grow its annual passenger numbers by 10 million between now and 2030. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar welcomed the news.

Ryanair currently employs 2,600 people in Ireland as well as 17,000 worldwide.

Previous business expansion were recorded in the ERM database early this year, with 200 job created in June (Ryanair-2022a-IE) and 150 jobs created in March (Ryanair-2022b-IE).