A number of Twitter employees in Dublin have been told they are being made redundant by email this morning.
It also temporarily closed its offices and prevented staff access, following a week of uncertainty about the company’s future under new owner Elon Musk.
Twitter said in an email to staff that it will alert employees by 9am Pacific time (4pm in Ireland) about staff cuts.
Around 500 people are employed at Twitter’s Dublin office.
It is not known hoe many staff are due to be laid off as a result of the uncertainty at the social media giant.
“Woke up to the sad news that I’m no longer a Tweep,” said one former Irish employee in a post on Twitter.
It is understood that those being laid off have been disconnected from the company’s email and other internal systems.
An employee who today lost their job at Twitter in Dublin noticed that their password had changed overnight.
“My timeline is full of folk who have lost their jobs. Twitter was a special place to work, and the people made it so,” they told RTÉ News.