Eason to close seven stores in Northern Ireland with loss of 144 jobs


The largest stationer and bookseller in Northern Ireland has announced plans to close all of its stores here with the loss of 144 jobs.

On Wednesday evening, taff learned that the oldest Irish bookseller, Eason & Son, intended to start a consultation process on the proposals not to reopen its seven stores in Northern Ireland.

The Irish retailer has not reopened its stores in Belfast, Newtownabbey, Lisburn, Bangor, Enniskillen, Derry and Coleraine since lockout restrictions were imposed on March 23.


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