Thousands of protesters marching through Dublin City on April 18, 2015. Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Poll: A retailers group thinks water protests contributed to Clerys decline, do you?

“It was definitely a contributory circumstance.”

A SPOKESPERSON FOR Retail Excellence Ireland says water protests in Dublin City Centre contributed to the closure of Clerys.

Last Friday staff at the store were told they no longer had jobs. The company had employed 130 staff and a further 330 were employed in concession stores.

This afternoon Clerys workers protested outside the headquarters of Natrium, the company that bought the marquee department store.

Meanwhile the Deputy CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland Seán Murphy told Radio Kerry that water protests on O’Connell Street partially led to the closure.

 It is fair to say that O’Connell Street has witnessed more than its fair share of water protest and those protests taking place on a Saturday, it definitely has affected footfall and would have affected Clerys where it’s located opening onto O’Connell street.

I’m not saying it was the major contributor but it was definitely a contributory circumstance.

We want to here from you, Do you think the water protests contributed to Clerys decline?

Poll Results:

No (8782)
Yes (4083)
I don't know (689)

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