Seán Ó Domhnaill
On Friday 12 June 2015, employees of Clerys department store in Dublin were told the business was closing. They were given an hour to gather personal belongings and were then escorted to the exit by hired security personnel. Clerys, dating back 162 years and owned since 2012 by Gordon Brothers Group, an American venture capital company, had been secretly sold in the dead of night to Natrium Ltd., a property development consortium. The employees, some of whom had spent a lifetime in Clerys, lost their accumulated redundancy entitlements and were eventually paid minimum redundancy by the Irish government. These portraits were made in December 2015 and January 2016 in front of the main entrance to Clerys.
Natalie Byrne • Raymond Coetzee • Stuart Pearson • Natalia Riffran • Rudy de Souza • Seán Ó Domhnaill •