Amazon.com is in talks to rent an office block in Dublin with space for about 750 workers, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg reports that the source said the online retail giant is in negotiations to lease the 2 Burlington Plaza office block in Dublin city centre. 

The 75,000 square foot building is currently occupied by Bank of Ireland.

Amazon does not comment on rumors or speculation, a company spokesman said by email.

Bloomberg said that should Amazon go ahead with the deal, which is not yet certain, it may help assuage concerns about the impact of the coronovirus crisis on Dublin's property market, which is in part underpinned by US firms.

Demand for office space in the city fell 21% in the first quarter of the year compared to the last three months of 2019, according to CBRE. 

Twitter will allow employees to work from home permanently, while Facebook and Alphabet's Google unit do not expect most staff to return to the office until 2021. All three have offices in Dublin. 

Amazon employed about 2,500 people in Ireland at the end of 2018, according to the most recent accounts available for its Irish business.

It said it would hire 1,000 more people in June 2018.

The company already has offices nearby in the Burlington Plaza complex, and is in the process of setting up its first "fulfillment centre" in Ireland on the outskirts of the city.