Dunnes Stores in Gorey to reopen on Wednesday morning

Published 26/05/2015 | 16:55

SHOCK CLOSURE: Dunnes Stores in Gorey closed on Thursday evening in a row with managing agents for Gorey Shopping Centre over the opening of a front door onto the surface car park.
SHOCK CLOSURE: Dunnes Stores in Gorey closed on Thursday evening in a row with managing agents for Gorey Shopping Centre over the opening of a front door onto the surface car park.

Dunnes Stores in Gorey is to reopen on Wednesday, nearly a week after its shock closure.

On Tuesday morning a two month stay was placed on a High Court injunction linked to the closure of a branch of Dunnes Stores to the public last week.

The supermarket closed without warning last Thursday after the High Court granted an injunction preventing the company from continuing to use a door that opened directly onto the centre's car park.

The injunction was obtained by Paul McCann of Grant Thornton, who was appointed by AIB as receiver to run the centre.

Mr Justice Brian McGovern granted the injunction preventing Dunnes Stores from using the door that directly opened onto the car park as an entrance to the store. It was also ordered that the only entrance that could be used was the main entrance to the shopping centre.

Lawyers for the receiver argued the use of the door was a breach of Dunnes' lease obligations and the net effect was that customers could bypass smaller traders in the shopping centre.

Dunnes Store had opposed the application, and urged the court not to grant the injunction.

On Tuesday at the High Court, Mr Justice Donald Binchey was informed that both sides were consenting to the injunction being stayed for a period of two months.

This, the court heard, was to allow the two sides, and other stakeholders, engage with each other.

The judge agreed to the place the stay on the injunction till July 24.

Wexford People

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