Councillor Jennifer Green and Sinn Féin hopeful JJ Quigley visited the Elverys Sports Shop in Dundalk last Friday to lend their support to staff who are facing uncertainty over the jobs.
Elverys Sports, Ireland’s oldest sports retailer has been in existence since 1847 but is currently in examinership. There are 10 jobs at risk in Dundalk with a similar number in Drogheda and 700 throughout the country.
Councillor Green felt moved to visit the shop as she was impressed by the campaign launched by the staff to save their jobs. “I received an email from the store manager and was taken aback by the passion they had for the company as well as the desire to keep their jobs.”
JJ Quigley, Sinn Féin candidate for Dundalk/Carlingford area said “As a GAA player for the Clan Na Gael GFC I obviously have a special interest in sports and all things connected with it. Elverys Sports was always there when I was growing up and the staff always enthusiastic about their sportswear.”
Cllr Green encouraged the public to show their support and sign th petition which is located just inside Elverys door.