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DIY giant B&Q to close up to 60 stores – Irish shops may be affected

NewsBy Karl Doyle
B&Q is to close up to 60 stores - and its Irish operation could be affected
B&Q is to close up to 60 stores - and its Irish operation could 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.