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Wednesday 28 September 2016

iClerys: Apple in talks to move into iconic O'Connell Street site - report

Published 22/04/2016 | 07:32

Clerys. Photo: Frank McGrath
Clerys. Photo: Frank McGrath

Apple may be the company to fill the void left by the iconic Clerys on O'Connell Street.

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Natrium, the consortium that purchased the store in a deal worth €29m is trying to lease the premises to the tech giant.

Apple has no official store in Ireland yet and told The Irish Times it had not announced a store for the location.

It is understood that negotiations between the two parties have been ongoing for several months.

Should the deal go through it would represent a major win for Natrium, whose site is also said to have attracted the attention of Mike Ashley-owned Sports Direct.

Clerys' closure in June led to the loss of 460 jobs and sparked numerous protests by shell-shocked workers.

The store entered into receivership before being scooped up by Natrium.

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