O’Connors Supermarket Nenagh, Co Tipperary closes‏ with loss of 70 jobs

O’Connor’s Nenagh Shopping Centre Limited ceased operation today costing 70 full-time and part-time jobs.

Spokesperson Rory O’Connor confirmed that the family-owned store, which opened 36 years ago, ‘needed restructuring and refinancing’.

Mr O’Connor said ‘It’s a very sad day for the staff – who have been here for a long time – and for customers arriving here this morning like they do every Thursday and Friday – it is very sad.’

Mr O’Connor said changes in the grocery market, whereby independent trade has fallen away, led to the difficulties that led to the closure of the Shopping Centre and the loss of jobs.

Mr O’Connor said that ‘More people are going to out of town developments and to shopping areas in Limerick,’ he said.

Other shops in the Nenagh Shopping Centre Complex remain open for business.

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