Mandate Members Eason Patrick St.

Date:     11th January 2022


Re:  Cork Store Re-location

Dear Member

Please see copy of correspondence sent today to Ms. Carmel Murphy, Group Head of HR for your information.

Yours sincerely
for Mandate Trade Union

Lorraine O’ Brien
Divisional Organiser 



11th January 2022

Ms. Carmel Murphy                                                    

Group Head of Human Resources

Eason Ltd.

Block 4

First Floor (Hertz Building)

Swords Business Park


Co.  Dublin

K67 X903

By: Email:

 Re:   Cork Store Re-location

Dear Carmel

Firstly, happy New Year and I hope that you are keeping well.

I have been contacted by members in the Patrick Street store who are becoming increasingly anxious in respect of the planned re-location of the store. At this stage it has been two years since the announcement to move from the current location and while no one could have anticipated the arrival of Covid-19 and the disruption to business, equally the staff need certainty regarding their employment and any potential impact as a result of the intended move.

As is always the case in these circumstances, speculation is rife among the wider public as to a possible new location for the store and that brings its own challenges for our members on a daily basis. For instance the latest theory being, the store is moving in March to a nearby location yet to be disclosed by the company.

To date our members have been extremely patient and understanding given the events of the past two years, however it is believed the company have progressed the planned re-location to a point of finalisation and at this juncture the company need to share that information with the people most affected, our members.

I am therefore requesting an update from the business at the earliest opportunity.


Yours sincerely
For Mandate Trade Union

Lorraine O’ Brien
Divisional Organiser   

cc.  All Members


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