Video: Twitter lay-offs impact Dublin staff; Trump hints at presidential bid

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Twitter begin lay-offs at Dublin HQ

Twitter has begun laying off its Irish staff as part of a global cost-cutting plan, with more than 50 per cent of Irish-based staff expected to be affected by the cuts.

As The Irish Times reports, Twitter employs around 500 people at its European headquarters at their Cumberland Place office in Dublin.


The company has yet to comment officially, but sources described the situation inside the Irish arm of the company as “carnage”, with lay-offs “random and indiscriminate”.

Staff here found their workplace access had been cut off on Friday morning as new owner Elon Musk began drastic cuts to the company’s global workforce

Earlier, Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath expressed his disappointment at the handling of job losses at Twitter in Dublin with the impacted staff hearing of their dismissal by email.

Three jailed for gang rape

Three young men who drove a vulnerable teenager to an isolated beach and took turns gang raping her have been jailed for between nine and 10 years.


Scenes erupted in the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Friday after Mr Justice David Keane imposed sentences of nine years, nine and a half years and 10 years on Dion Genockey (24), Troy Ryan (24) and Daryl Rooney (25) respectively.

The men’s supporters were ushered out of court by gardaí, crying and shouting, “miscarriage of justice” and, “they're innocent” after the sentences were handed down.

Trump hints at presidential bid

Former US President Donald Trump's inner circle is discussing announcing the launch of a 2024 presidential campaign on November 14th, the publication Axios reported on Friday, citing three sources familiar with the discussions.

Trump teased a strong possibility of a comeback during a rally in Iowa on Thursday.


"And now, in order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again," the former president said during the rally on Thursday night, teasing a 2024 bid.

New Central Mental Hospital opened

The officially opening of a new Central Mental Hospital in north Dublin has heralded a new era of mental health services in Ireland, according to the HSE.

The hospital has been relocated from Dundrum to the new site in Portrane.

It is Ireland’s largest capital project and cost in the region of €200 million.

The new facility will provide care for 130 patients, and has capacity to look after 170 patients on campus when fully-operational in the future, as well as community and prison in-reach services.

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