Mothercare’s Irish business to be liquidated with loss of 197 jobs

Retailer’s 14 shops not reopening due to sales impact of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

The Mothercare shop at the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin will be one of 14 outlets not to reopen. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Mothercare shop at the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin will be one of 14 outlets not to reopen. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Mothercare’s retail business in the Republic is being placed into liquidation with the family that owns the franchise here citing the “unprecedented” impact of Covid-19 on retail sales.

This means its 14 stores in Dublin, Cork, Drogheda, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Newbridge and Portlaoise, Sligo and Tralee will not reopen, and that 197 staff will be made redundant.

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