DIY giant B&Q to close up to 60 stores – Irish shops may be affected
Home improvement chain B&Q is to close as many as 60 stores over the next two years as part of a restructuring of its UK and Ireland business.
B&Q has stores in Cork, Athlone, Limerick, Galway and Naas – with three stores in Dublin at Tallaght, Swords and Liffey Valley.
Parent company Kingfisher, which also owns Screwfix, plans to axe about 15 per cent of surplus space as a result of the review of its 360-strong B&Q estate.
The move was announced as it posted a 7.5 per cent drop in annual profits to £675 million after sales fell by 1.4 per cent to £11 billion in the year to January 31.