Mothercare Ireland will not be affected by Mothercare UK going into administration 1 month ago

Mothercare Ireland will not be affected by Mothercare UK going into administration

No Irish jobs are at risk.

Mothercare has announced plans to place its UK retail business in administration.

The move will put 2,500 jobs at risk with the retailer having 79 stores across the UK.

The company made a €42.7m loss in the financial year to March, as it has struggled along with several other high street retailers.

Mothercare Ireland is a separately owned and family run business that has been operating in Ireland for 26 years, and will not be affected by the announcement.

Originally started by David Ward, it has 14 stores around the country and is now run by his two sons Jonathan and Ben and daughter Laura.

Commenting on the UK announcement Jonathan Ward, Managing Director of Mothercare Ireland said: "Mothercare Ireland is a completely separate company and as a result our 14 Irish stores are unaffected by the administration plans and will continue to trade as normal."

The parent group, Mothercare Global - which has more than 1,000 stores in more than 40 overseas territories - is not affected by the administration.