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Kildare TD Says Debenhams Liquidators Should Make Staff "Their Number One Priority".

: 05/22/2020 - 08:20


A Kildare TD says Debenhams liquidators should make staff "their number one priority".

Debenhams' Irish arm of 11 stores, including in Newbridge, have closed with the loss of around 2,000 jobs.

This includes people who worked at in-store concessions.

106 jobs, in total, were lost at Newbridge.

Kildare South Sinn Féin TD, Patricia Ryan, says ""We have asked KPMG to thoroughly investigate the state of Debenhams' finances to exhaust every possible avenue to pay workers what they are due. "We also implored them to explore all means, liaising with trade unions Siptu and Mandate, as to whether any redundancies and store closures can be avoided.

"Three of the 11 Irish Debenhams stores - Newbridge,Mahon Point, and Blanchardstown - are profitable and a further four are close to break-even.



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