LEROY pharmacy has closed a major partnership with a UK pharmacy chain, making it the latest in a string of closures by the chain in recent years.

Leroy pharmacy, which is based in Dundalk in the west of the country, said on Tuesday that it would shut its Dublin pharmacy and will concentrate its operations in England, with a number of its Irish pharmacies in England closing down.

It said it was closing a number one pharmacy in Dundalks West in the city and a number two in Co Kildare in the north.

Its decision to close the Dundalk and Co Killeen shops comes after the closure of the Dundas and Cork shops in 2017.

The chain’s decision to shut down its Dundalk shop came after the chain’s chief executive, Simon Raghunathan, revealed that the company was to close its Dublin shop.

In an interview with The Irish Sun, he said that the closure was due to the impact of Brexit.

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