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Petition Calling For Laois Shop To Continue Trading Receives 250 Signatures

It was created in the last 13 hours.

 A petition for a major department store in Laois to remain open has received over 250 signatures in 12 hours. 

It's been announced that Shaw's will not reopen its Mountmellick shop which has been in operation for 157 years. 

Staff affected are being offered employment at its second premises in Portlaoise, which will continue trading. 

Local resident Mandy Bloomer says it'll be a huge loss for the town:

You can view and sign the petition here.

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