EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Location of affected unit(s): Killarney, Ballincollig, Portlaoise, Carlow, Monaghan, Ashbourne and Macroom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.52 - Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-08-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Foreseen End Date: 04-08-2009
Direct Dismissals: 150

Additional Information

In recent months, 150 dismissals have been enacted with the closure of DIY and homeware 4-Home stores throughout Ireland. The company blames the recession's impact on consumer confidence which has decreased demand by reducing discretionary spending on home improvement.