Bangers and cash: how Superquinn gave Irish middle class a taste of the good life
The death of the iconic brand is about a less leisurely society with less money to spare, writes Colum Kenny
News that around 300 jobs are to go at Superquinn and Marks & Spencer is horrible for people who will be thrown out of work.
At a time when announcing the creation of just 50 jobs over three years makes news on RTE, this is a blow.
But 2,500 other Superquinn workers remain employed, in stores to be renamed next February part of the SuperValu chain.