Friday February 21, 2020

Clerys: Foley could face six months in jail if she is convicted

Foley is being prosecuted on three counts of breaking employment protection laws and one related to the alleged impeding of a WRC inspector

16th April, 2017
The former Clerys department store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street was shut down in controversial circumstances by Natrium, a firm led by Deirdre Foley (inset) Pictures: Fergal Phillips/Collins

Businesswoman Deirdre Foley could potentially face jail time if convicted of criminal charges relating to the handling of collective redundancies at Clerys department store.

She is being prosecuted on three counts of breaking employment protection laws and one more serious count related to the alleged impeding of a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) inspector. If tried summarily, the maximum penalty on the latter charge is a fine, up to 6 months imprisonment or both.

On indictment, the...

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