Tuesday 17 October 2017

Concern as receiver moves in and locks staff out of store

The scene at Corrigan's Londis, Kilmuckridge on Monday
The scene at Corrigan's Londis, Kilmuckridge on Monday

Fintan Lambe

Staff at Corrigan's Londis in Kilmuckridge were left standing outside the premises on Monday morning after they arrived in to work to find that a bailiff had taken possession of the premises.

Security personnel, acting on behalf of the Receiver Deloitte arrived on site at 5 a.m. and cut the locks, and took possession of the premises, on foot of a High Court order. The shutters then remained down, while staff stood outside.

This newspaper attempted to contact the owner Hugh Corrigan yesterday afternoon, but was unable to get a response.

The Corrigan family have run the popular shop for more than 25 years, and they are very well respected in the village.

Local Councillor Mary Farrell said she was 'very disappointed' that the situation had arisen.

'I would be very concerned about the staff who are in fear for their jobs,' she said. 'It's not good for the local area or local people. It's a sad situation.' It's thought that up to five-full time and several part-time staff work at the shop.

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