Homebase to close three of it's Irish stores

15th Aug 18 | News

This will be a terrible loss to the capital.

Two Homebase stores in Dublin are set to close – at Fonthill and at Naas Road – will close, as well as an outlet in Limerick. The closures are certain to hit dozens of jobs.

The closures will take place either at the end of 2018 or at the start of 2019 in what has been described as an "extremely challenging" time for the business.

Homebase has a total of 11 outlets in Ireland that employ a 380 full and part-time staff.

Damian McGloughlin, CEO of Homebase, said:

"The reality is we need to continue to take decisive action to address the underperformance of the business and deal with the burden of our cost base.

The decision is an essential measure for the business to take and will enable us to refocus our operations and rebuild our offer for the years ahead."

There are two other stores in Dublin, one in Santry and one in Nutgrove Retail Park.