Twitter Restores Irish Senior Executive’s Role After Court Hearing

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Twitter Ireland - Sinead McSweeney

Irish-based Twitter senior executive Sinead McSweeney has been restored to her position at the social media platform’s Dublin centre.

Twitter’s Global Vice President for Public Policy had last week secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing the social media giant from sacking her.

The Cork native claimed that by not responding to a generic e-mail from its new owner Elon Musk, she was effectively treated as if she was no longer employed by the company.

She claimed she never resigned but had been locked out of Twitter’s IT system and was unable to access the firm’s Dublin office.

It was heard today in court that Twitter was offering undertakings to restore Ms McSweeney’s IT access and to her place at its George’s Quay office in Dublin 2.

Twitter also intend it said to allow its Human Resources department to enter into negotiations with Ms McSweeney aimed at resolving the dispute.

It was also seeking to have the matter adjourned to formally reply to the claims against it.

Ms McSweeney’s solicitor said while his client welcomed their response, she remained concerned about her employment status, and if the undertakings would be fully complied with.

Ms McSweeney’s application to have the temporary orders extended until the full hearing of the action be heard by the court.

Mr Justice Brian O’Moore adjourned the case to late December. He maintained the orders previously granted, along with Twitter’s previous undertakings must remain in place.

The judge also recommended that the sides enter into discussions in “a forthright matter“. Any failure to do so, twould see the parties back in court “in January, February or March of next year.”