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This afternoon

Former workers and supporters and Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin gather outside Clery’s, O’Connell Street, Dublin for a rally organised by SIPTU to protest against the store’s abrupt closure.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

UPDATE:

‘Statutory redundancy only’ for 130 Clerys staff (RTÉ)

Pics via SIPTU, Brian O’DonovanRichard Chambers, Peadar Mac Gaoithín Deirde Farrelly

Earlier:

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Free at Noon?

Via SIPTU

SIPTU calls on public to join rally outside Clery’s (Irish Examiner)

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This afternoon.

Further to the abrupt closure announcement.

SIPTU [The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union] will host a rally in support of the Clery’s workers outside the store in O’Connell Street, Dublin (top), tomorrow between 12-2pm to “highlight the demand that the new owners [Natrium Ltd] meet with staff”.

All welcome.

Via the union:

SIPTU Sector Organiser, Teresa Hannick, said: “The way these workers have been treated by Natrium, the consortium which took over Clery’s on Friday and then liquated the company, is completely unacceptable…These workers have hundreds of years of service between them and should be treated with the due respect they deserve.”
SIPTU representatives will meet with representatives of KPMG, the court appointed liquidators of the company, in Liberty Hall, Dublin, tomorrow morning prior to the rally.
Later, tomorrow evening a delegation of workers and union representatives will meet with the Minister of State for Business and Employment, Ged Nash. This meeting will focus on ensuring that the workers concerns about how they have been treated by the new owners of the company are adequately addressed….

SIPTU (Facebook)

(Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

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Excited ‘consumers’ awaiting the re-opening [at 11am] of Clery’s department store [forced to close after flooding in July],  O’Connell Street, Dublin.

More as we get it.

Pics Emily and Nikki O’Carroll.
Update:
rickshawOn the pavement.

Emily writes:

Those rickshaw drivers will collect anyone anywhere around town and bring them to Clery’s…

 

 

Alex Bermingham, protests outside Clerys on O’Connell Street over the way new owners, venture capitalists Gordon Brothers, have treated staff in the outlets they have already closed [including Guiney’s in Blanchardstown, Naas and Sandyford], and their decision to shut down the company’s pension scheme.

Staff Protest Outside Clery’s After Takeover (Irish Examiner)

Seventy-one years after it was taken over by Kerryman Denis Guiney and his family, the famous Clerys department store in Dublin was acquired by a US company yesterday.

The takeover safeguards almost 350 jobs at the O’Connell Street store, which will continue to trade as normal.

Yay!

However, its sister shop, Guineys on Dublin’s Talbot Street, and the Clerys home furnishing stores in Leopardstown and Naas, have been closed with the loss of 29 jobs.

Ah, knickers.

Boston-based private equity group Gordon Brothers acquired Clery & Co (1941) plc through a subsidiary called OCS Investment Holdings.

Meet you under the OCS Investment Holdings clock, so.

350 Clerys jobs saved in US takeover but Guineys closes (Kierán Hancock, Irish Times)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)