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Xtra-Vision cutting around 60 jobs in Northern Ireland as it closes remaining 11 stores

By John Mulgrew

Around 60 jobs are set to go at struggling DVD rental firm Xtra-Vision in Northern Ireland as it shuts the remainder of its stores here.

It's understood all remaining 11 stores here will close today.

Liquidator Grant Thornton has been appointed provisional liquidator of Xtra-Vision Entertainment, and will oversee the closure of 83 sites across Ireland.

A total of 580 staff are affected across Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Xtra-Vision's remaining stores in Northern Ireland which are now closing are, Limavady, Larne, Magherafelt, Omagh, Cookstown, Dungannon, Lurgan, Armagh, Banbridge, Newcastle and Warrenpoint.

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A spokesman for liquidators Grant Thornton said it “can confirm that Michael McAteer has been appointed provisional liquidator of Xtra-Vision Entertainment today”.

“Our first priority is to meet and brief employees at all 83 locations and process their entitlements for redundancy.

Over the coming days we will be in contact with all creditors of the company however, it is important to note that any Xtra-Vision gift vouchers will be honoured by HMV which is not affected by this liquidation.”

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