Two Irish Zavvi outlets to close with loss of 25 jobs


Twenty-five people are to lose their jobs after the provisional liquidator of troubled music and entertainment chain Zavvi decided to close its outlets in Kilkenny and Arklow, Co Wicklow.

Ernst & Young has also decided to close another 17 outlets in the UK today with an overall loss of 267 jobs.

Ernst & Young said the group’s remaining 31 outlets would continue to trade and that it remains hopeful a sale of some or all can be achieved. Joint administrator Tom Jack said he was in “detailed discussions with two interested parties”.

Last month over 110 Irish jobs were saved after five Irish Zavvi outletswere sold to rival HMV.Zavvi operates three remaining stores here in Cork, Athlone and Sligo.

 Zavvi was the UK’s largest independent entertainment retailer, with 114 stores there and 11 in the Republic.