350 jobs saved at iconic Dublin store Clery's

Almost 350 jobs have been saved at a famous Irish department store in a takeover by an American company.

The iconic Clery's department store in O'Connell Street, Dublin, will now continue to trade.

The Boston-based private equity group Gordon Brothers have acquired it. 147 staff will be retained under existing terms and conditions.

A further 200 people, who work for concessionaires in the O'Connell Street store, will keep their jobs.