Declan's Barber Shop in Longford town is no more after more than ten years in business
A Longford businessman has revealed he will not be reopening his premises as the economic repercussions from Ireland's coronavirus pandemic gathers hold.
The well known barber, who has plied his trade in the local hairdressing sector for over 20 years, said the decision was one he hadn't seen coming prior to the country's nationwide lockdown back in March.
In a thank you message to customers, Mr Donohoe indicated the closure was hastened by the much changed fiscal landscape small firms and retailers now find themselves in.
"When I closed up the shop under Covid restrictions in March, I didn't think it would be the last time I cut hair there," he said.
"Unfortunately it was."
Details surrounding its closure come after the Leader revealed yesterday of how four businesses, including Mr Donohoe's, had announced their closures following the re-opening of the wider economy in recent days.