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Up to 16 jobs at risk as Clerys branch closes

Clerys Home Furnishings store set to close in a fortnight.

File photo of the clock outside Clerys on O'Connell Street in Dublin city centre.
File photo of the clock outside Clerys on O'Connell Street in Dublin city centre.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

CLERYS HOME FURNISHINGS store in Blanchardstown, Dublin is to close with the potential loss of 16 jobs.

A spokesperson confirmed to this evening that the store is set to close on 16 September.

“The unit has incurred significant losses since the beginning of the recession,” they added. “Trading continues at all other Clerys Home Furnishing stores as normal.”

The spokesperson could not comment on whether it would be possible for the Blanchardstown roles to be transferred elsewhere within the Clerys business.

SIPTU has said it is seeking an immediate meeting with Clerys management over the decision to close the Blanchardstown store. Graham Macken, SIPTU organiser, said that today’s announcement cane as a “shock” to the workers.

“While they were aware of the company’s current financial difficulties, they were not informed until today that management intended to close the store during September,” he said.

“The majority of the workers are SIPTU members. Union representatives are seeking an immediate meeting with management to discuss the possibility of saving at least some of the threatened jobs and redundancy terms.”

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