Clerys: the insurance claim relating to  flooding in 2013 resulted in an insurance payout far higher than the destroyed assets were valued in the company’s books. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The company that sold Clerys department store this summer benefited from a €7.7 million gain over flood damage in 2013. New accounts also suggest t(...)

More than 400 staff lost their jobs when Clerys closed this summer

What a peculiar directors statement attached to the recently filed accounts of OCS Properties, the company that owns the building that housed Clerys, (...)

(Front row l-r) Anne Colgan; Pauline Sharkey; Connell Kelly; Marie O’Dooley; Gretta Connell (Back row l-r) Emer Tobin and Patricia Shorthall, at a function for former Clerys employees. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Just around the corner from where many of them had spent decades working, former staff of Clerys department store gathered to toast the end of an er(...)

Mothercare was blunt on the issue of commercial rents. As a result of a rapid expansion during the boom years, the rents it is paying significantly exceed current market rents

When Clerys shut its doors abruptly, David Jones, the managing director of Best menswear was one of the big losers. Holder of the men’s fashion conces(...)

A shopper looks through clothes at the liquidation sale in a premises on Parnell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mountains of socks and underwear are piled up in big blue bins scattered throughout the shop that is supposedly having the very last Clerys sale. Ha(...)

Joan Burton described events at Clerys as “predatory capitalism”. She said she would “use every legal avenue to vindicate the State and taxpayers’ rights”

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is considering placing a representative of her department on a committee which would inves(...)

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Toibin alleged duplicity was at the heart of “the Clerys debacle’’. “All the [workers] have received from the Labour Party so far is a two-faced response,’’ he added. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government was undertaking “a very detailed examination of company law” following the closure of the Clerys store in Dublin, Tánaiste Joan Burton (...)

Clerys department store, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) is to urge the Government to introduce new legislation to insert social responsibility clauses into both the(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton supports the living wage initiative which calls for a minimum wage rate of €11,45 per hour.

Tanáiste Joan Burton has said she expects the Low Pay Commission to recommend an increase in the national minimum wage when it produces its first repo(...)

Trade union representatives should stop navel gazing and internal squabbling and concentrate on assisting workers to escape the curse of inequality, the general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King (above) has said

Trade union representatives should stop navel gazing and internal squabbling and concentrate on assisting workers to escape the curse of inequality, t(...)