Homebase store in Longford set to close

Patrick Conboy

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Patrick Conboy

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Home improvement chain Homebase has confirmed that it will be closing its Longford store.

Home improvement chain Homebase has confirmed that it will be closing its Longford store.

“Homebase can confirm that the business has entered a period of consultation with colleagues regarding the proposed closure of our store in Longford,” a spokesperson for the company said today. “Colleagues at the store have been informed and we will be working with them over the next few weeks to support them as much as possible.”

The spokesperson added: “As this consultation is in progress, we are unable to comment further at this time.”

It is not yet known how many jobs will be affected by the decision to close the outlet.

The UK-based company currently has 13 stores in Ireland, employing a total of almost 500 people. Its Irish operation entered examinership in 2013, and although it has since exited the process, it resulted in the closure of its branches in Carlow and Castlebar.