Simon Coveney to meet Google Ireland boss to ‘clarify’ scale of job losses here

Early warning notice issued to government over job losses at Google in Ireland but scale of cuts not yet clear

Simon Coveney: Minister trying to ascertain how many jobs will be lost in Ireland. Picture:

Simon Coveney, the Minister for Enterprise, is to meet the head of Google Ireland next week to clarify how many employees in Ireland will be impacted by the tech giant’s plan to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide.

On Twitter, Coveney confirmed he would speak to Adaire Fox-Martin, who leads the company’s operations here, to “clarify impact” on Ireland as uncertainty persists over how this country will be affected by the company’s plan to lay off 6 per cent of its workforce globally.