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HMV shuts Irish mail-order site

By | Published on Tuesday 10 April 2018


HMV’s Irish website has wound down its operations, the retailer having closed the final of its high street stores in the country back in 2016.

A message on the page yesterday – since taken down – read: “We appreciate your custom over the years, however has now closed. After years of operating in Ireland, we have made the difficult decision to shut down the website”.

It then confirmed that any orders already placed on the Irish site will be fulfilled, before concluding: “It has been an honour to share our passion for movies and music with you and wish you all the best in the future”.

When the UK-based HMV plc collapsed in 2013, it took the Irish side of the business with it. However, new HMV owners Hilco then re-opened an albeit seriously streamlined network of stores in Ireland, ultimately running four shops. But those were then closed in 2016, leaving the online mail-order site as the brand’s only presence in the country.