Argos is set to close all of its outlets in Ireland, according to trade union Mandate.
In a statement, the trade union has expressed its disappointment at the decision.
There are more than 30 Argos stores in Ireland, including one in Castlebar and another in Galway city and in Sligo. More than 400 workers in Argos stores across the Republic of Ireland will be impacted by the closure.
While some of the stores will close from March as their leases expire the remainder will close by the end of June.
It is understood staff were told the trading conditions in Ireland, including rents and the overall cost of doing business here, were the reasons behind the closure.
Mandate official Michael Meegan, said that the union will be engaging intensively with the company to get the best possible deal for the workers who are being made redundant.
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