Responding to reports that eBay is set to close its Dundalk base in 2017, Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams said;
“This is dreadful news for the staff of eBay and their families. I have spoken to the Minister for Jobs, Mary Mitchell O’Connor today and I encouraged her and her Department to engage with the workers to ensure that they are fairly treated.
“The fact that eBay has decided to cease its Dundalk operations completely is very worrying. The loss of these jobs will reverberate throughout the local economy. I understand that Paypal may be expanding their operations in Dundalk and I will be making representations to them to consider employing workers from eBay.”