Advertisements

Dáil Mourns Tuck Shop Loss

File:Leinster House, Dublin, October 2010 (03).JPG

TD’s and other visitors to Dáil Éireann will now have to stop elsewhere on their way into work to indulge their sweet tooth. Following the latest reports which indicate that Ireland is back in recession, Leinster House is also feeling the squeeze as ‘An Siopa’, the Oireachtas tuck shop, is set to close tomorrow.

The glass structure, located just inside the main gates of Leinster House off Kildare Street, cost around €1.3 million to construct under the reign of Bertie Ahern, €500,000 over budget. The shop was run by Rehab Enterprises as part of its SMILES Newsagents chain, with other locations including RTÉ, Vodafone Headquarters and the AIB Bank Centre.

Selling snacks, newspapers and other small items, the clientèle was limited to those allowed pass through the gates of the House. A review carried out by the company found that the location was no longer ‘viable.’ A statement released by Rehab Enterprises said: “We are happy to say that no jobs will be lost as all staff will be re-deployed.” Meanwhile, profits are up at the Dáil bar, from €138,600 to €145,623 to December last, according to figures published in the Irish Independent.

Advertisements
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisements
Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: