All Argos stores in the Republic of Ireland will cease trading this evening.
The retailer began closing some of their branches back in March after announcing they were leaving the Irish market.
The remaining 30 shops across Ireland will close today – leaving Irish people until 5pm to shop in-store.
The final closure will result in over 500 employees losing their jobs. Employees eligible received an enhanced redundancy package, while those not eligible for redundancy received a once-off ‘good will payment’.
Argos’ parent company Sainsbury’s said it will still honour unused Argos Euro Gift Cards via its UK operations, which remain unaffected by the decision to end trading in the Republic.
Sainsbury's and Argos stores in the UK, including Northern Ireland, are not able to process refunds, returns or exchanges for products purchased in the Republic.
Sainsbury’s announced the closure of Argos in January this year after it was decided the investment required to modernise the Irish part of the business was not viable.
Argos Ireland Operations Manager previously said it was a tough decision.
“As with any major change to our business, we have not made this decision lightly and we are doing everything we can to support those impacted,” he said.
“On behalf of everyone at Argos I would like to thank our colleagues, customers, suppliers and partners for their support to our business.”
Argos was first established in the UK in 1973 and entered the Irish market in 1996, when it first opened in Limerick and Dublin.