Religious seller Veritas to close three outlets
Veritas is closing three of its shops as it invests more in online sales.
The religious books and gifts retail company of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference is to close outlets in Co Sligo, Co Monaghan and Naas in Co Kildare before the end of January. Veritas has nine retail outlets in Ireland.
Aidan Chester, director of Veritas, said: "Veritas has made the difficult decision to close three outlets which have found trading difficult in recent years. I have been discussing the closures with the four full-time and nine part-time employees concerned.
"Redundancies at any time are difficult for all involved, but especially so in the lead-up to Christmas.
"While the closures are regrettable, Veritas has done its best to keep job losses to a minimum and is working to relocate staff where possible."
Veritas is focusing on investing in online business, which rose 52pc this year.