Twitter confirms 140 redundancies in Ireland

Twitter has confirmed 140 redundancies in Dublin, Ireland’s Enterprise, Trade and Employment Secretary has said.

eo Varadkar declined to speculate whether further job losses could be in the offing.

“We finally got the layoff notice from Twitter in the department today, it’s about 140 layoffs,” he said.

“My thoughts are with the staff affected, it is just over a third of Dublin staff who are being made redundant and they can rest assured that they will receive plenty of government help, whether it is finding work to find a new job find out if they want to start their own business, we can also help them get back into education or training.

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Irish Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar addresses the media on the eve of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Athlone. (Rebecca Schwarz/PA)

“I cannot predict the future, we have been informed of about 140 layoffs through the court process, there have been no suggestions at this point that there will be more.”

Asked if the government has planned channels for departments and agencies to communicate with the public on alternative social media sites if Twitter collapses, Mr Varadkar said “speculations about Twitter’s demise are a bit premature”.

He added: “Whatever platforms exist, the government will use them and there are many other ways to connect with people and get your message out than through Twitter, so we are in no way dependent on it to.” to get our message across.”

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