Deputy Peadar Toibin speaks with staff of the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel on Thursday..
Workers at the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel in Athboy were occupying the hotel this week, following the shock announcement on Wednesday night that the hotel was closing.
The sit-in began when workers were given just one hour's notice of the hotel's closure on Wednesday night.
Representatives of the hotel's 45 staff have met with the receivers, McInearney Saunders, who told them they would be seeking a buyer, and also met with SIPTU union officials on Thursday.
According to staff members, they have been unable to contact management since Wednesday night's announcement.