Communications company Ericsson has confirmed that it is seeking 27 voluntary redundancies in Ireland. 

The company is looking for 25 voluntary redundancies in Dublin and two in Athlone

It said the redundancies are part of the cost and efficiency programme announced by Ericsson in November 2014.

"We are committed to managing the transformation for our employees in the best possible way and today opened a voluntary severance scheme," the company added.