Staff left shocked as landmark Carlow restaurant shuts its doors

A well known, long running restaurant in Carlow has closed with the loss of 9 full time and a number of part time jobs.

Toughers on the Castledermot Road in Carlow shut its doors yesterday after its parent company went into liquidation.

Workers had got word last Friday that the restaurant would be closing this week however SIPTU says they have not been informed when their redundancy entitlements and other outstanding monies will be paid to them.

Denis Hynes is the local SIPTU organiser, he says the staff are shocked