Eason makes 40 redundant

<p>Irish book chain Eason has made 40 positions redundant in a move that it said was aimed at increasing efficiencies. A spokesperson for the company said that the redundancies had been made across all sections of the retailer&#39;s business.</p><p>She said: &quot;As part of ongoing efforts to refine business operations and functions in order to create greater efficiencies, Eason &amp; Son can confirm 40 members of staff will cease to be employed by the company.</p><p>&quot;This small reduction in staff numbers was achieved through a combination of early retirement, voluntary and compulsory redundancy.&quot;</p><p>The Irish book chain employs 1,800 full time equivalent staff in the Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom. It also owns the UK chain British Bookshops.</p>