Separately, Birds Eye Wall's, the ice cream and frozen food group is to cut 200 jobs at a plant in Grimsby as it reorganises its production facilities in Humberside. However, Ireland yesterday secured another hi- tech investment coup. US computer giant Dell is to create 3,000 new jobs at its European production base in Limerick and its sales centre in Bray, County Wicklow.
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Tandy, the electrical retailer, is to close 69 of its stores with the loss of 230 jobs. The decision is part of a plan to weed out the more poorly located and under-performing stores in its portfolio. Tandy will still have 269 shops in the UK.