Homebase has confirmed that its store in Deer Park Shopping Centre in Killarney will close.
However, an exact date of the closure is yet unknown. It is understood meetings with staff took place on Monday. Homebase says discussions are being held with staff individually to support and explore opportunities with them. Homebase which describes itself as a home enhancement retailer employs up to 30 people in the Killarney outlet. It has been operating in Deer Park Shopping Centre for 9 years. In the financial year to February 2015, Homebase sales were 1.5 billion pounds and it employed some 17,000 people across the business. The retailer has 279 stores throughout the UK and Ireland; 13 of which are based in the Republic.