Limerick man emigrates after closing 121-year business

A Limerick father of three has had to close his family business of 121 years and emigrate to Australia because of the recession and is adamant that he will never return to Ireland.

Forty-seven-year-old Declan Murphy has said he was forced to close Murphy and Son Menswear in Newcastle West - a business which first opened its doors in 1889.

He said he can no longer support his family with the business and has made the difficult decision to emigrate.


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