A challenge against a decision of a District Court judge to strike out charges linked to redundancies at Clerys department store in Dublin due to delays of disclosure of evidence has been dismissed by the High Court.
A challenge against a decision by a District Court judge to strike out charges linked to redundancies at Clerys department store in Dublin due to delays of disclosure of evidence has opened before the High Court.
A decision by inspectors investigating the collective redundancies of 460 Clerys’ workers to enter the offices of D2 Private Ltd was made legitimately and in the public interest following the “traumatic” redundancies, the High Court has been told.
A ‘directors’pack’ containing financial details about the iconic Clerys department store and its workforce was one of the reasons why inspectors sought documents at the offices of a Dublin-based property company, the High Court has heard.
The owner of financier D2 Private Deirdre Foley was “directly involved in” the events, which immediately preceded the collective redundancies of 467 workers at Clery’s department store, inspectors investigating those redundancies have told the High Court.
IF there is even a grain of possibility in the suggestion in the report to Government on the Clerys closure by Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash that, in economic terms, the State may well turn out to be the biggest loser as it might have to pay entitlements to former employees of the company then new legislation is required urgently.
IF the Greek crisis shows international capitalism in its very worst light then the scandalous treatment of Clerys workers by that company’s new owners is a perfect example of the abuse of financial power at a domestic level. Yesterday the High Court confirmed the appointment of joint liquidators to the company which once operated Clerys.
The announcement of grandiose plans to redevelop Clerys department store in Dublin strikes like a trespass on public patience while the former Clerys’ employees flounder in frustration, anger and bewilderment for some semblance of dignity, validation and due process.
Stunning state pensions for Ahern and Cowen, but just statutory redundancy for the Clerys workers turfed out of the building like trash in a feat of financial twisting that was perfectly legal, but morally appalling, writes
A ’number of Irish’ are among five killed in a US balcony collapse; Liquidators at Clerys in Dublin have told laid-off workers there are no funds to pay redundancies; and primary education is not free, but would be for an extra €103m a year, says Fergus Finlay.
Union representatives of the 460 workers in the Clerys department store who lost their jobs last Friday in what is being described as a “well rehearsed operation”, will this morning finally get to question what is to happen to their members now.