In 1984 18 Woolworths stores throughout the Republic of Ireland closed their doors for the last time.

Alan McCullough reports on the closure and met some of the staff who are losing their jobs as a result. He talks to employees Elsie Corrigan and Kathleen Nelson who has been with Woolworths for 49 years, about the closure and their memories of working at Woolworths.

Almost 300 jobs have gone from the retailer that has been operating in Ireland for 75 years. Woolworths decided to cease trading in Ireland because it said only three of its stores were making an adequate return.

Seamus McRedmond, manager at the Henry Street branch, talks about the closure and how it is a sad day for all the employees who have lost their jobs.

This RTÉ News report by Alan McCullough was broadcast on 6 October 1984.

Woolworths
Woolworths, Thomas Street, Dublin