100 jobs to go as JJB Stores shut up shop in Ireland
Some 100 jobs, mostly part-time, are to go following the closure of JJB Stores’ operations in Ireland.
The company is to cease trading in Ireland after the liquidator failed to find a buyer for the Irish business. Its four retail stores and two leisure centres are to shut immediately, with the loss of 100 jobs.
Kieran Wallace of KPMG, who was appointed liquidator to the firm by the High Court in early October, said yesterday a buyer could not be found.
It is not clear whether members of JJB Sports’ two gyms will receive any money relating to outstanding membership. Gym members are now creditors of the company, and have been requested by the liquidator to submit a claim by November 30th.