Business | 1 week ago

SIPTU have dropped their opposition of the redevelopment of the Clerys building on O'Connell Street in Dublin.

This means that the €150 million project, which will turn the department store into a 176-bedroom hotel, as well as plans for retail units, offices and a rooftop viewing area, can soon commence.

Back in 2015, Clerys was restructured and eventually closed down, initially as part of a receivership deal, before being bought by the company Natrium for €29 million.

Some workers part of a €2.5 million statutory redundancy paid by the State, while others who worked for concession companies within the department store were relocated to other outlets.

In a brief statement (via Irish Independent), the SIPTU Services Division organiser Ethel Buckley, speaking on behalf of the Justice for the Clerys Workers Campaign, said, a new process would be set up in which they could "adequately deal with our concerns in relation to the Clerys development. Due to this, it is now possible for SIPTU to withdraw its appeal to An Bord Pleanála.”

A full announcement will be made tomorrow morning at 10am with Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr, Natrium Director Deirdre Foley and members of SIPTU present.


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