Homebase is set to announce the closure of up to 80 stores next week.
The DIY chain has 11 Irish outlets including one in Ardkeen in Waterford City.
It’s unclear if any Irish stores will be affected
Around a thousand jobs are at risk at the loss-making chain, which is expected to reveal more details next week.
The company has already shut 17 unprofitable stores and confirmed plans to close at least 23 more.
Sky’s City Editor Mark Kleinman says Homebase is the latest in a line of big stores to admit it’s struggling: “These store closures are going to be implimented by way of an insolvency mechanism called a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). That’s a controversial process that we’ve already seen this year deployed by retailers including Carpetright, Mothercare and New Look.