Insurer Aviva will cut 1,800 jobs globally as its new chief executive seeks to make the group more competitive by restructuring its UK business and reducing costs across the business.
Aviva employs around 30,000 staff in total across its entire operations.
It said it will look to keep redundancies to a minimum as it slashes costs, with some of the role cuts coming from natural staff turnover.
In a statement, Aviva said it had not yet finalised where the reductions will take place.
“Therefore it is too early to comment on the impact on Aviva Ireland,” the company added.
Aviva currently employ 1,580 people in Ireland.