Carphone Warehouse is to close its Irish stores including seven locations in Cork.
Carphone Warehouse has today announced its decision to close all of its stores in Ireland with immediate effect.
The closures will see almost 500 job losses across the country.
A statement from Dixons Carphone said it has made “the difficult but necessary decision” to close Carphone Warehouse in Ireland, in line with its decision to close all standalone Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK in 2020.
"Customers are changing the way they buy mobile devices and connectivity, replacing their handsets less often and buying them separately or as part of more flexible bundles."
They said that footfall in the Carphone Warehouse stores is down significantly and as it is not expected that many customers will sign new contracts with them during this time, the stores will close immediately.
“We’ll continue to help our customers via our central customer support team and will also ask some colleagues to provide operational support over the coming days."