Too little, too late
THE knowledge that they have the sympathy of the entire country may provide some small comfort for the Dell workers and their families. Thousands of others will inevitably lose their jobs over the next 12 months as a direct consequence of the 1,900 Limerick redundancies, such is the importance of Dell business and Dell wage packets in the Mid-West region.
The fact that the company's intentions were an open secret for some time does nothing to ease the blow.
Redundancy payments will not stretch very far, especially for young couples with big mortgages. New jobs will be not be easily found in the current economic climate.