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# Layoffs

This year
540 people face redundancy as Nestlé-owned baby formula plant in Limerick set to close
The plant is expected to fully close by 2026.
Behind the scenes of a tech layoff: Merative workers criticise redundancy 'charade'
Workers also fear for the stability of a software system that underpins government social services in countries around the world.
US healthcare tech company Merative to lay off around 100 workers in Dublin
In mid-August, roughly 250 workers at the company received an email notifying them that their positions were at risk.
Behind the scenes at Accenture: Employees share their 'anger' after 890 layoffs announced
A report by
David MacRedmond
The resentment among some of the affected workers is obvious, especially since the company recorded a net profit of more than €‎6 billion last year.
A feeling of uncertainty has taken hold since the first round of layoffs was announced in March.
One staff member tells The Journal that there has been "little to no information from leadership".
A consultation process is set to begin in September but this has been descriobed as a “tick box exercise” by one source.
Meta expects around 500 jobs losses in Ireland as part of latest round of cuts
Lawyer: 'The justifications for many redundancies in Ireland are getting thinner and thinner'
Unions say 'do the right thing' after Accenture's announcement of 890 layoffs in Ireland
The unions have also demanded to know why there are still jobs in Ireland being advertised on Accenture’s website.
Accenture workers to be offered State help as ‘devastating’ 890 redundancies planned
It is said to be one of the biggest single redundancy moves in Ireland in many years.
Taoiseach says Coveney 'engaging' with tech sector as Google confirms it will cut 240 Irish jobs
A collective consultation process will commence tomorrow.
Disney lays off 7,000 as streaming subscribers decline
The layoffs follow similar moves by US tech giants such as Meta and Google.
Microsoft says it will axe 10,000 employees over poor economy
The tech stalwart cut jobs twice last year.
Last year
Amazon begins mass layoffs among its corporate workforce
No job cuts are expected in Ireland.
Twitter layoffs before US midterms fuel misinformation concerns as Musk defends sackings
Twitter fired half of its 7,500-strong staff yesterday.
Philips to cut 4,000 jobs as losses deepen
It is not yet known if the layoffs will affect Irish staff.
All time
Liberty Insurance set to slash 70 jobs in Dublin and Cavan
The redundancies come as part of a restructuring to deal with “challenging market conditions”.
No comment from Twitter's Irish office as company plans to lay off 8% of global staff
336 employees will be laid off as part of Twitter’s restructuring plans, but it’s unclear how it will affect its Dublin office.
Vita Cortex workers to 'escalate' protests after two-week sit-in
The laid-off employees will begin protesting at Government buildings and Nama, their union said.
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: Fears over superstore plans; the mystery of the space ball; and how Christmas movies might have been.
Stena Line 'to lay off all but seven workers' in Ireland
The ferry company has identified 39 of its 46 staff at Dun Laoghaire for redundancy, according to union Siptu.