Northern Ireland

HMV store reopens in Newry creating 20 jobs

HMV store sign
Image caption The HMV chain was bought by the London-based restructuring company, Hilco, in April

The music retailer, HMV, has reopened its first store in Northern Ireland since the firm was rescued from administration six months ago.

The store, in Newry, County Down, reopened in the Quays shopping centre on Friday.

It was one of many HMV shops that shut earlier this year after the firm ran into financial difficulties.

The chain was bought in April by the London-based restructuring company, Hilco, which acquired 141 UK stores.

Hilco has also recently re-opened four HMV stores in the Republic of Ireland.

In a statement, the company said the Newry store "represents the fifth standalone HMV store to open in Ireland since returning to the Irish high street last month, joining branches at Henry Street, Dundrum Towncentre and Liffey Valley in Dublin and at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick."

Larry Howard, CEO of Hilco Capital Ireland: "The public reaction to the return of HMV to Ireland has been overwhelming, and we're delighted to be expanding our presence in the Irish market with the opening of the Newry store."

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