About 50 companies that operated concessions in Clerys are owed between €2 million and €3 million by the former owners.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Emotions were running high as Clerys concession holders queued to retrieve their stock, worth an estimated €3 million, from the store today. The stoc(...)

  Clerys workers Emily McDermott  and her daughter Nathania, at the demonstration in support of Clerys workers, outside the store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There is something magical about the combination of money and the law. When Gayle Killilea argued in a South African court that she needed the money (...)

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(...)

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 red-in-tooth-and-claw capitalism that operates in the United States is generally frowned upon in Europe, where fair treatment of employees and a c(...)

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 (...)

The shutters come down at the entrance to Clerys Department Store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Clerys department store on O’Connell Street in Dublin has closed its doors for the final time with the loss of 460 jobs. About a dozen Clerys staff s(...)

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(...)

“The Old Lady has been given a complete facelift and is a young girl again,” said Simon Smith, commercial director at Clerys spring fashion show. (...)

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