Intel is going to cut its workforce in Ireland by between 200 and 300 jobs despite assuring workers there that their jobs were safe.
The company confirmed to the Press Association on Wednesday that it was intending to make the cuts despite the fact that it had earlier said that no more redundancies were planned.
The company announced in January that it would closea number of factories around the world, reducing its workforce to 5,000.
At that time, Intel chairman Craig Barrett said that there was no immediate threat to jobs in Ireland. Intel could not be immediately reached for comment.