70 jobs face axe at stores chain
MORE than 70 jobs are at risk after a chain of bookshops and toy stores went into receivership, writes Conor Cullen.
The seven remaining stores in the Byrne's World of Wonder group were due to re-open this morning as receiver Neil Hughes, of Hughes Blake, seeks a buyer for the business.
The Byrne family business is based in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, where three stores are located. The other four are in Wexford town, Gorey, Carlow and Kilkenny.
Mr Hughes was appointed receiver last Friday. He declined to say how much they owed. He indicated he was open to offers.