We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

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

Up to 16 jobs at risk as Clerys branch closes

Clerys Home Furnishings store set to close in a fortnight.

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.”

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.