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Sports Direct eyes up Clerys site in Dublin

Sports Direct is reportedly interested in acquiring the former Clerys site on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, as it plans to expand its Irish business.

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Sports Direct

Sports Direct

The sportswear retailer, which owns Irish department store chain Heatons, is eyeing up the city centre site, according to The Irish Times.

Powerscourt, Sports Direct’s corporate public relations agency, directed all queries on its interest in Clerys to another London agency, Keith Bishop Associates, which said it had “nothing to say at this point”.

Clerys appointed joint liquidators of the store Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG on June 12 2015.

Sports Direct acquired Heatons in October and said the deal was an opportunity to increase its presence in Ireland.

Dave Forsey, chief executive of Sports Direct, said at the time: “The Republic of Ireland is the fastest-growing economy in Europe, our closest neighbour, the only country with a land border with the UK and is a nation of sport fanatics. Our unique offering, when fully available, will be transformative. ”

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