A CHILDREN'S activity centre has closed suddenly with the loss of 19 jobs.
Toby World in Tralee, Co Kerry, had operated from its premises in the Mileheight Retail Park in Manor East in the town since June 2007.
Management at the company said the business closed due to "unforeseen circumstances" but said it would not be making any further statements at this time except to reassure its customers that any deposits paid would be refunded.
A message on its Facebook page said: "We appreciate the best wishes we have received from customers over the past few days, and once we are in a position to advise further we will do so."
The play centre was popular with parents as a venue for children's birthday parties.