Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash is to prepare a report on the closure of Clerys for the Government amid growing anger at the treatment of workers who were employed there. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash is to seek talks with the owners of Natrium Ltd, the company that last Friday bought the retailer Clerys(...)

Legally there might be nothing wrong with the transactions last Friday that have led to Clerys closing  after 162 years in business although these  could yet be tested by creditors. Morally they stink

On September 18th, 2012, Boston-based investment group Gordon Brothers acquired Clerys out of receivership. A property foray in the Celtic Tiger years(...)

A protest outside Clerys in support of the department store’s workers. The store closed on Friday with the loss of 460 jobs. Photograph: Ciaran D’Arcy

A rally in support of Clerys workers outside the department store on Dublin’s O’Connell St has finished. The protest followed the news that 130 direct(...)

The closed shutters of Clerys  in O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A group of Clerys concession holders have written to the company’s liquidators, KPMG, seeking details on the whereabouts of their May takings, which t(...)

Clerys on O’Connell Street, Dublin: between August 2012 and January 2015, the business lost €4.3 million and relied on loans from its parent group. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It survived the 1916 Easter Rising, two world wars, and major storm damage two years ago but the historic Clerys department store on O’Connell Street (...)

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

Clerys department store on O’Connell Street in Dublin has been sold by Gordon Brothers for an undisclosed sum to Natrium, it was confirmed on Friday. (...)

Shoppers leave Clerys department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin, yesterday. At about 6pm yesterday, liquidators from KPMG broke the news to staff that the Clerys was closing for good. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Clerys has seen many dramas unfold on its doorstep since it opened for business in 1853 but few as eventful as yesterday’s. At about 1.30pm st(...)

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