Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan has said he is "concerned" over plans by social networking site Ask.fm to move to Ireland.
The Latvian-based site is planning to move to Ireland in the coming months as part of a takeover by Ask.com
The site has been regularly linked to cyberbullying in Ireland and has been cited as a factor in the suicides of at least two young girls.
On his Twitter page Minister Flanagan said the news was "a matter of concern" and he intended to raise it at today's cabinet meeting.
Ask.fm relocating to Dublin is a matter of concern. I intend raising the matter with my Government colleagues.— Charlie Flanagan (@CharlieFlanagan) November 4, 2014