Google jobs in Ireland could be at risk as tech giant announces 12,000 redundancies globally

The company, which employs around 8,000 people in Ireland, plans to cut 6 per cent of its workforce

Google’s owner Alphabet has announced the largest ever round of redundancies at the tech giant.

Google parent Alphabet said it will cut about 12,000 jobs, more than 6 per cent of its global workforce, becoming the latest tech giant to retrench after years of abundant growth and hiring.

It is the latest tech giant with an Irish headquarters to announces job cuts in recent weeks.

Microsoft, which employs more than 3,500 people in Ireland, said this week that it plans to cut jobs in a number of engineering divisions on ...