Google employees in Dublin and around the world have walked out of offices in protest
The walkout was intended to protest the treatment of women who work in the company.
A walkout was staged in Google offices all across the world on Thursday.
Thousands of staff members walked out in an attempt to protest the treatment of female Google employees.
Employees are said to be demanding a number of key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with by the tech giants, including a call to end forced arbitration, a move which would make it possible for victims to sue.
Speaking to RTÉ, Kate Smith, a Google employee who helped organise the Dublin Walkout for Real Change, spoke about the reasoning behind the protest:
"While I have not personally experienced any form of sexual harassment or misconduct at Google, I wish to create a space for all of us here to gather together and show our support for doing whatever it takes to eliminate such awful behaviour."
Walkouts, which took place in offices from Asia to America, were prompted by an article in The New York Times last week that revealed that Google had paid millions of dollars in exit packages to male executives accused of harassment, while staying silent about the incidents in question.
Google employs over 7,000 staff in Ireland.