Major retailers shut their doors due to Storm Ophelia

Tesco, Penneys and M&S are among those who have closed

Major retailers shut their doors due to Storm Ophelia

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Several retailers have closed their doors due to severe weather conditions from Storm Ophelia.

Tesco says it has closed all its outlets across the country.

In a statement, the supermarket chain says: "All Tesco Ireland stores have now closed due to the Hurricane Ophelia.

"We thank all our colleagues today who did their best to serve customers in the few hours this morning before the storm hit.

"We will reopen once it is safe to do so.

"All colleagues who were due to work today but were unable to turn in due to difficulties travelling or for other reasons will be paid for today."

Dunnes Stores has also shut all its shops across the Republic and Northern Ireland.

While PowerCity says all its stores have been closed since 11.00am on Monday.

Penneys is also closing all its shops across the island of Ireland.

It says: "We are closing all of our stores in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and our head office today, 16th October, due to Storm Ophelia.

"The safety of our people and our customers is our top priority. We will re-open tomorrow, 17th October."

The Carphone Warehouse and Marks and Spencer are also shut for today.

Hair salon group Peter Mark has also closed all its outlets.

The company says all its salons will open from Tuesday and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Fast-food retailer Supermacs says: "In the interests of the safety of our staff and customers in view of the severe weather warnings we have taken the decision to close all our Supermac's restaurants today, Monday 16th October.

"Restaurants will re-open as normal on Tuesday 17th October."

Other retailers also confirming closure are: 

• Debenhams
• Supervalu MOPI
• Heatons
• Arnotts
• Brown Thomas
• Supervalu Pettitts
• Argos
• Shaws
• Garveys (Kerry)
• Easons
• Caulfields Supervalu