The 45 workers of the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy will end their sit-in at the hotel after seven weeks of† protest tomorrow at 11.30am.
The former employees agreed this week that, as the majority of them have now received their redundancy payments and the remainder are expected to be paid this week, to end their sit-in at the hotel.
They commenced their sit-in following the sudden closure of the hotel on Wednesday 16th January. The management of the hotel gave only one hourís notice before its closure. The hotel employed approximately 15 full-time and 30 part-time and casual staff.
The ending of the sit-in will pave the way for the receiver to formally put the hotel on the market.
Gerry McInerney of McInerney Saunders told a meeting in Athboy two weeks ago his objective was to try and sell the property so it has the best chance of being re-opened as a hotel and which would continue to serve the community of Athboy.
He indicated there has been some interest from a number of parties in the property, but because it was a receivership process, his duty was to expose the property to the wider market through an advertising campaign.