IDA Ireland contacts multinationals over Covid-19 job losses

Hundreds of staff have been cut at the Irish offices of tech companies such as LinkedIn, Airbnb and Oracle in recent weeks

Sharon McCooey, head of LinkedIn Ireland, with Heather Humphreys, the former Minister for Business, and Martin Shanahan, chief executive of IDA Ireland, pictured last year. LinkedIn told staff last week that 6 per cent of its workforce, equating to 960 roles, would be lost.