Clearys: Killed off by political corruption

Here’s how the Irish Times described the shock closure of Clerys department store.

It survived the 1916 Easter Rising, two world wars, and major storm damage two years ago but the historic Clerys department store on O’Connell Street in Dublin closed its doors for the final time last night with the loss of 460 jobs.

So, the business survived war and all that nature could throw at it but, in the end, was killed off by the disease of political corruption.