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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Argos

This year
# Job Losses
Argos set to close all Irish outlets by June
The company employs around 580 people across 34 stores in Ireland.
All time
# baby gate
Argos issues recall notice on its Cuggl brand of baby safety gates
All customers can return the products for a full refund.
Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing
The Data Protection Commissioner has released details of its 2017 investigations.
# seccers
Argos is selling a DIY prosecco kit that allows you to turn water into (sparkling) wine
Colour us intrigued!
# toy section
9 memories everyone has of flipping through the Argos catalogue as a kid
Sadly, the catalogue could be on the way out.
# Electric Picnic
6 acts to swot up on before Electric Picnic
It’s getting close now …
# 1994
20 things all Irish people born in 1994 will have strong memories of
Worrying about what would happen if you didn’t pass as 12 when you tried get into Spin.
# Sad
This woman's hilariously rubbish 'Christmas tree' from Argos is going viral on Facebook
The tree equivalent of a bout of prolonged crying.
# Argos
Argos had the best response to a former employee being elected President of Gambia
Ever spend Christmas working in Argos? You might have a bright political future ahead of you.
# not on
Argos was offering these six items at half price, although they weren't actually available
The Advertising Standards Association of Ireland (ASAI) upheld a complaint made about the issue.
# masters of the universe
All 80s kids will appreciate this excellent Argos Twitter trolling
He maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.
# Careful Now
Man says Claudia Schiffer is a liar, Astras DO break down
A model mechanic she aint.
# dreams can wait
If you stopped taking your children to dance classes you could be enjoying this
Let’s face it, they were never going to be the next Tristan MacManus anyway.
# deck the halls
Argos needs 500 more staff to cope with Christmas rush
Dublin gets the bulk of the extra jobs, but positions on offer in 22 Irish cities and towns.
# the c word
Explainer: The 6 most baffling toys on the Argos Chr**tmas predictions list
We’re here to help.
# irish christmas
Is opening presents on Christmas Eve a scandalous notion?
Irish family Christmasses have changed quite a bit over the years.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about a Roma child’s DNA test results, transport fare hikes and Prince George’s christening.
# seasonal work
175 seasonal jobs up for grabs at Argos this Christmas
Part-time contracts are on offer at the retailer’s 40 Irish stores.
# Shopping
Ireland, the recession and shopping: why we love a good bargain
And has the recession even pushed us into liking a ‘bad bargain’?
# Argos
What's happening to the Argos catalogue?
It’s shrinking, significantly. What will we miss most about it?
# Retail
Argos planning to close up to 75 stores
It is not clear whether any Irish locations will be affected by the overhaul.
# toy exchange
'Unwanted toys' initiative could help raise money for those with disabilities
Argos and Enable Ireland have set up the ‘Toy Exchange’ initiative which will see unwanted toys go towards raising money to support children and adults with disabilities.
# Jobswatch
Argos looking to recruit 670 Christmas workers
Staff are needed for the holiday rush, says the retailer.
# humbug
Are these going to be the top ten most popular toys this Christmas?
Argos doesn’t care that it’s only July – the retailer has released its list of toys it predicts are going to be big this year.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
A round-up of the day’s big stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Christmas Jobswatch
Argos creating 800 Irish jobs to cater for Christmas rush
The British-owned chain store is hiring seasonal staff at 41 shops around the country as it prepares for the holiday sales rush.
# Habitat
Habitat stores enter administration
All but three of the furniture chain’s UK stores have been put into administration. It ceased trading in Ireland three years ago.
# Children
Push to curb commercialisation and sexualisation of young children in the UK
Nine major retailers have signed up to new guidelines on the sale of inappropriate children’s clothing, including retailers which operate in Ireland.
# Jobswatch
Argos creates 30 new jobs in Tipperary
Company receives 1,500 applications for positions as both Fine Gael and Labour launch campaigns on jobs creation platforms.
# Jobswatch
Argos to hire 700 part-time staff