Leo Varadkar is expected to meet the IDA today.

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The Tanaiste Leo Varadkar is expected to meet the IDA today, to discuss concerns about further job losses in the tech sector here.

Twitter began laying off around half of its Irish workforce last Friday, while payments firm Stripe announced its letting around 14% of its global staff go.

It comes ahead of a meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Wednesday to discuss the redundancies.

Committee Chair, Maurice Quinlivan hopes progress is made for Twitter staff at today’s meeting with the IDA.

He said that:

“There is a huge concern out there so hopefully the meeting the Tanaiste will have today will provide clarity as to what is going on.”

“Look, it’s simply not good enough companies are laying off people but don’t tell the people who are going to be laid off.  It’s difficult enough losing your jobs without being in limbo of you don’t know where to go.”