Start-ups get set to flex their muscles

Can Ireland be a start-up ‘superpower’ in an economic downturn? Jonathan Keane investigates

Twitter’s job cutting spree under new owner Elon Musk included shedding half of its 500 Dublin staffPicture: Getty

November has been a tumultuous month in the tech sector with job cuts and Ireland finds itself in the eye of that storm.

Big Tech has long been the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s successful foreign direct investment strategy, which has attracted dozens of major companies and thousands of jobs to these shores. It now faces a not so rosy future.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, slashed 11,000 people from its global workforce ...