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This morning.

DJ Jason Dee writes:

A musician reflecting outside the now closed HMV in Henry Street [Dublin 1]. A penny for his thoughts?

Jason Dee on Instagram

Previously: Hmmv

HMV Henry Street’s Twitter this afternoon.

Hilco Capital, the parent company of HMV Ireland and Xtravision shut up shop on the former at the end of last month, and have apparently gone into liquidation the night before they were due to settle up with staff.

This is not the workers’ first rodeo with HMV.


…and HMV Limerick staff have spoken on their treatment by Hilco to the ‘sheet.

“It was first of all hard to hear that your job was gone, but the promise of a redundancy payment from HMV made that a bit easier and would have given people a bit of breathing room financially, while looking for new employment.With that now delayed it makes this a very difficult time for the staff that put Trojan work in right to the end, as we always did, to ensure the store closures went as smoothly as possible.”

Brendan Miller

“As well as that I think it’s the fact that a conscious decision was made by HMV Ireland/Hilco to lie to its employees and promise them a timely redundancy which was never going to be paid out. That was to ensure we were not in a position to use any leverage against them to ensure we got paid.”

Damien Mullane

More as we get it.



From 1987, an ad for HMV.

Looking for a little discount given half a chance.

Good times.

903211879032118590321186Screaming their munchkin hearts out at non-threatening boyband The Wanted in HMV, Dundrum, Co Dublin this evening.


But who can blame them?

90321178The Wanted. From left: Gaz, Shane, Ant, Abz and Frank.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

Stock removal at HMV, Grafton Street, Dublin, within the last 20 minutes.

From Shane Doyle:

How bout a eulogy for HMV in Ireland – or for the staff at the very least. They worked hard, got shafted repeatedly and now they’re out of a job.
Two friends of mine (Neena and Bref) worked in Grafton Street and had to hear they were fired from the radio, rather than from Deloitte (the administrator) or head office (which was located in the UK). Might be nice if someone, somewhere said “thanks guys”.


Thanks Ruairi Carroll FM104

Paulie writes:

I thought I would share this piece {link below] written by Pat Barrett, a long term leader of many in various branches of HMV.
HMV employed me for almost five years, both in Ireland’s flagship Grafton Street store as well as three stores in the UK. Pat, along with the other managers I worked under, made a job in retail not just bearable, but also educational and interesting.
If it weren’t for people like Pat, who is talking about his new experience on the unemployment line via twitter (@patracer1) and Chris Keena who was leading the sit in protest in his Limerick store – I would not know a lot of the music I listen to today.
And people who work in these stores don’t just educate the people who work in these stores. they educate a lot of the people who walked in the stores.
Branches in the UK are still trading yet they have sacked off the entire Irish operation…barking mad? I thought so…

I Wish all HMV Ireland staff the best for the future.

Popcorn Has A Sell By Date Friendship Hasn’t (Pat Barrett, Pattracer.com)

(Wanderley Massafelli/Photocall Ireland)