Dora Cosmetology in Galway has closed its doors after three years in business.
The company, founded in 2006, has since opened a new facility in Limerick.
Dora, which employs approximately 500 people, had been based in Limestone.
It was the largest employer in the city, with over 400 employees in the building.
The closure follows the closure of another Dora in Kilkenny earlier this year.
It closed its business on July 3, 2019, after just four months of operations.
The Cork-based company is a member of the Alliance for Independent Companies, a trade body that works to improve the conditions of the Irish craft sector.
It is the largest of the many craft organisations that have come under fire over recent years over conditions in Irish factories.
The Alliance has also expressed concerns about the conditions in many of the large factories in Ireland, with the majority of its members in Cork and Limerick failing to meet their targets for pay and conditions.
At the start of this year, the Alliance also released a report on the conditions faced by Irish craft workers, calling for the closure and closure of a number of smaller, smaller-scale firms in Cork.
The organisation is a registered charity with an Irish address.
The report, which was commissioned by the Alliance, stated: The conditions in Cork’s craft sector have deteriorated dramatically in recent years, and it is clear that they have reached crisis point.
The situation in the Cork and Dublin craft industries is deeply concerning.
The work conditions of these workers, as well as the lack of transparency in the work and pension arrangements that they enjoy, has resulted in the destruction of the local economy.
In the report, the organisation said that the “tendency towards casualisation, low-paid work, and a lack of union representation has led to a reduction in the bargaining power of the workers”.
“These are the same conditions that existed in the past, and the only way to improve them is to reform the employment contracts, to guarantee the full and equal rights of workers, to ensure that the employment contract itself is fair, to support the employees in their struggle for their living standards, and to reform all the sectors that are responsible for the industrial decline in the country,” the report said.
The Independent has contacted Dora for comment.
A spokesperson for the company said that Dora was “unable to comment at this time”.
‘Austerity has no place in our lives’ The closure of Dora follows a string of closures at the company, including a closure in Limrock in September 2017 and the closure in Cork earlier this month.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of our Cork- based business,” a spokesperson for Dora said in a statement at the time.
“Dora Cosmetics is one of the most respected brands in the world, and its closure has a profound effect on our Cork and Irish communities.
We hope that these changes will inspire others in our community to be bolder and stronger.” “
The Dora family has suffered a great loss and we are devastated for our friends and family.
We hope that these changes will inspire others in our community to be bolder and stronger.”
Dora has faced some criticism from the community for its closure, with some calling for its reopening.
A petition on Change.org calling for Dona to reopen, has gathered over 10,000 signatures.
Dara O’Toole from the Dora community said that “the decision to close Dora is very personal for all of us who have been involved with Dora since its inception.
We feel like the people who will benefit from Dora’s closure are our neighbours and our families, and we know that there will be many who have lost their jobs or are suffering the effects of this.
We urge everyone to show solidarity and respect for our community, regardless of whether or not we support or agree with the decision to shut down Dora.”
Dara Cosmetics in Limstone, Galway, closed its door on July 15, 2019.
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