Updated: 28/07/17 : 06:53:31
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Sligo woman faces four charges over Clery's redundancies

Sligo woman Deirdre Foley will now stand trial over redundancies at Clery’s department store.

Foley and D2 Private Ltd, the business she owns, had been due to appeal an order of the High Court — but this has now been adjourned.

The High Court case centred on whether entry by the inspectors into the Harcourt St premises of D2 Private Ltd was lawful.

However, counsel for Riverstown native Ms Foley and D2 Private Ltd, Remy Farrell SC, asked the Court of Appeal yesterday for an order to the effect that the appeal would not go ahead until the District Court proceedings were dealt with.

Mr Justice George Birmingham noted that the parties had reached a “common position” and that their intention was that the District Court proceedings will “now follow”.

Four charges

Foley, with an address in Hollybank Avenue, Ranelagh in Dublin, faces four charges.

She has a 20 per cent share in Natrium Ltd, the firm which took over the O’Connell Street site.

One charge alleges it was with her consent or connivance that Natrium Ltd impeded a WRC inspector on June 12, 2015.

Her other three charges are under the Protection of Employment Act for failing to initiate consultations with representatives of workers, failing to supply them with all relevant information relating to the redundancies and not notifying the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in writing, on June 12, 2015.

D2 Private employee Mark Redmond and OCS director Brendan Cooney face similar charges.