RTE has today reported that Fashion retailer Forever 21 has racked up losses of €44m in Ireland and has signalled its intention to close its only outlet here.
According to the report, accounts filed before the end of the year show that Forever 21 had a pre-tax loss of €15m here in 2016, the most recent period for which results are available.
The shop, in Dublin's Jervis Centre, opened in 2010 and was its first outlet in Europe. It had 82 employees at the end of 2016.
The RTE report claims that Mandate Trade Union has criticised the company for refusing their workers the right to be represented by their trade union during the closure of the store. The union said €13m has been put aside to fund the closure of the Dublin outlet, some of which Mandate claims is to be set aside for redundancies.
However, the union said "it appears the company will only be imposing the minimum statutory redundancy of two weeks per year of service".