Twitter staff deserved to be treated with more dignity and respect, according to Taoiseach Micheal Martin.
He spoke this afternoon in Tipperary in response to the social media company laying off around half of its global workforce.
It's unknown at the time of publication how many of its Dublin-based staff at its European headquarters
Speaking this afternoon Micheal Martin said, "our concern is there for the employees of Twitter.
"It has changed ownership and globally there seems to be a fairly unprecedented approach taken here.
"Fundamentally no matter who you are or what sector you are in - one must always treat people with dignity and respect.
"And the employees of Twitter deserve to be treated with respect."
Elon Musk says a "massive drop" in revenue is behind job cuts at Twitter following his takeover.
The billionaire's accused "activist groups" of pressuring advertisers to leave the social media site.
All Twitter staff, including those at the Irish operation, were due to receive an email telling them whether they had a job or not this afternoon.
Some former staff have said that resources were already stretched pretty thin at the company as it tried to deal with misinformation and hate speech.
In the hours after Musk's takeover, there was a 500% increase in the use of a particular racial slur.