Google is to cut its workforce by 12,000.
In an email to employees, the company's chief executive, Sundar Pichai, says he takes full responsibility for the decisions that led to the situation.
He says over the past two years the company hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today.
The full email is available at this link.
The roles being eliminated result from a rigorous review of the company.
Google employs around 5,000 people in Ireland.