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# Clerys

Last month
January 2023
Voices
Opinion: Refurbished Clerys clock unveiled above a Dublin struggling to maintain its identity
The Clerys Archive is a reminder of Dublin’s strange balancing act.
Last year
2022
# Clerys
Flannels and H&M announce new flagship stores in Clerys Quarter
The two leading retailers will open new stores on the O’Connell street site later this year.
All time
# debenhams debacle
'Lawful but preferably not': Debenhams, Clery's and the future of collective redundancies
Debenhams workers have voted to accept a €3 million package, which will end their industrial action.
# Clerys
Businesswoman Deirdre Foley shared in multimillion payout from Clerys site sale
The famous department store was sold to Press Up.
# CLERYS CLOCK
Here's what the new Clerys Quarter will look like
Office space, shops and a hotel will be built on the site of the iconic former department store.
# switched on
The Christmas window displays are back at the Clerys building - take a look
The windows look back at various decades throughout the history of Clerys, from the 1850s to the 1980s.
# under the clock
European investment group to acquire Clerys building in deal reportedly worth over €60m
The building was once home to one of the capital’s most iconic department stores.
# Glory Days
'O'Connell Street should be a place people want to get to rather than get through'
Clerys’ shutters came down for the final time on 12 June 2015 – and today a memorial was held for the store.
# Clerys
State to appeal decision to strike out charges against company which ran Clerys department store
Some 460 people lost their jobs in collective redundancies, 130 off whom were directly employed by Clerys, when it closed its doors for the last time in June 2015.
# going going gone
Items from Clerys, Shelbourne Hotel and iconic Celtic Tiger nightclubs going under the hammer
A host of items from Howl at the Moon and the Residence Club are to be sold off.
# Clerys
Businesswoman to go on trial over handling of Clerys redundancies
460 people lost jobs, 130 of whom were directly employed by Clerys.
# Courts
Businesswoman faces criminal charges in relation to Clerys redundancies
Criminal proceedings commenced at Dublin’s District Court today.
# clocking out
'We were there almost 37 years... it was like a family bereavement': Clerys workers speak out after deal reached
A deal was reached this week which will see the old building redeveloped.
# At last
Clerys workers are going to get a settlement, almost two years after the department store shut down
The full details of the settlement are confidential.
# under the clock
A quarter of the cash from Clerys' liquidation has gone to accountants and lawyers
The state was forced to pick up the €2 million tab for sacked workers’ redundancy entitlements.
# under the clock
Clerys building to come to life with extra floor and glass atrium
Planning permission has been granted by Dublin City Council.
# Retail
Former Clerys CEO: 'Faced with the same choice, I would still sell the store'
PJ Timmins was Clerys CEO when it went into receivership and was sold to US firm Gordon Bros in 2012.
Voices
If politicians are really interested in 'new politics' they should work to secure justice for the Clerys workers
Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane argues that political parties can work together to produce legislation on protecting workers’ rights.
# under the clock
Clerys workers heckle and criticise director of property firm at High Court
The High Court today heard about a pack containing employee’s details that led to the inspection of D2 Private Ltd.
# Anniversary
One year on, Clerys workers continue to seek justice for other workers
Clerys workers will hold a one-year anniversary protest at the store today.
# Natrium Ltd
Company at centre of Clerys closure launches High Court challenge against investigators
The investigators entered the premises of D2 Private Ltd yesterday and seized a laptop and some records.
# Clerys
Retirement, new jobs and better laws: Clerys workers proud and positive after 'appalling' treatment
A review was announced today to try to stop a repeat of what happened to the 460 Clerys workers.
# rewinding the clock
Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories
How much for a bag of toy soldiers?
# Courts
Clerys operators used "ponzi scheme" to pay concession holders, court told
Details of how businessmen and women working within Clery’s were paid were revealed in court today.
# Closed
Clerys staff want the store's closure to leave behind a legacy
They want the government to change company law.
# moving on up
What does the Selfridges takeover mean for the future of Arnotts?
Retail experts say the development is great news for the department store – and for Dublin in general.
# Take a Break
Clerys may be gone, but Clerys Santa will still be here this Christmas
All that’s changed is the location.
# dublin landmark
Another landmark store gone: Boyers to shut down at start of 2016
The landmark store will close in January. Negotiations with unions are due to get under way.
# Fallout
'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away
400 people lost their jobs overnight when the store closed suddenly.
# Clerys
Company that sold Clerys made €7.7 million in flood damage claim
Financial accounts show the insurance payout was significantly higher than the damage had been valued at.
# HEY BIG SPENDERS
Retailers fear Dublin traffic restrictions will force shoppers to out-of-town centres
The Irish Parking Association said the restrictions could result in a 24% fall off in shopping and entertainment revenue.
# clerys fallout
Best Menswear has gone into examinership
The store operates 13 branches around the country.
# Liquidation
There's now an unofficial Clerys pop-up shop on Parnell Street
The liquidation store was opened last week by a former Clerys concession holder.
# officially done
The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up
The High Court officially ordered that OCS Operations Ltd be wound up today with no opposition to the application.
# behind closed doors
How two other Clerys bidders would have saved the store and its workers
One reportedly wanted to turn it into Dublin’s answer to Bloomingdale’s.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about the Clerys closure, tax havens and high flyers.
# mountain to mohammed
Pictures: Clerys workers protesting outside the HQ of the company that closed their store
The shop’s new owners, Natrium, finally broke their silence on the matter this morning.
# yoursay
Poll: A retailers group thinks water protests contributed to Clerys decline, do you?
“It was definitely a contributory circumstance.”
# Clerys
'I'm here tearing my shop down as we speak'
Louise Hogan ran a successful business in the department store for 13 years.
# immoral activity
From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts
The sale of Clerys with the loss of almost 500 jobs last week serves as an uncomfortable reminder of just how vulnerable workers are when a company ceases to exist.