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70 Jobs Lost As O’Connors Nenagh Supermarket Closes

O’Connor’s Independent Supermarket, which has been operating in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, for over a quarter of a century, is to close with the loss of at least 70 jobs.
O’Connor’s Supermarket which first opened in 1975, had to cease trading this week following the failure of attempts in refinancing and restructuring it’s operations.

Mr Rory O’Connor, whose father Joseph started the business 36 years ago, was very sad about the loss of so many jobs, but stated that competition from larger German supermarkets, together with a drop in disposable incomes were responsible for the closure.

The introduction of the Universal Social Charge in particular has been “the straw which broke the camels back,” together with changing shopping habits in North Tipperary.

Larger supermarket multiples aresucking the lifeblood out of small rural towns like Nenagh and this closure reflects what is happening to independently owned businesses right throughout Ireland.

Note: Other shops in this Nenagh Shopping Centre Complex at Martyr’s Road, Nenagh, continue to remain open, conducting business as usual.

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