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    Default Irish company's supply factory collapses killing over 1000

    Primark is one of the world's most successful clothing companies yet few realise it is Irish. It only employs about 30, 000 directly but employs some 250, 000 more indirectly, mostly in the 3rd World who make its garments.

    Today news comes through that 113+ people died in Bangladesh in a building collapse of one of its suppliers:

    Dozens dead after factory supplying Primark collapses in Bangladesh - Telegraph

    I am fine with Primark's existence as I accept globalisation as a positive force, yet I wonder why their record isn't subjected to more scrutiny here.

    Primark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    RTE now headlining this as a Penneys story, perhaps there'll yet be debate here on it Penneys supplier in collapsed Bangladesh building - RTÉ News
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    Are you suggesting that the building collapse was Penney's fault?

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    Is it not a bit unfair to drag Penny's into this. I doubt they were aware that there was cracks appearing in the building in the last 24 hrs.

    Any cyp as a dedicated neo con capitalist you'd happily have Irish people working in similar conditions wouldn't you.

    Anything to remain competitive right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    Is it not a bit unfair to drag Penny's into this. I doubt they were aware that there was cracks appearing in the building in the last 24 hrs.

    Any cyp as a dedicated neo con capitalist you'd happily have Irish people working in similar conditions wouldn't you.

    Anything to remain competitive right?
    No I wouldn't. That said this business is welcome to Bangladesh and hopefully will raise them out of their corrupt mire
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
    Are you suggesting that the building collapse was Penney's fault?
    Not directly, but in the UK this is a HUGE issue regards sourcing from countries with poor controls
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    Didn't they announce huge profits this week??....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Primark is one of the world's most successful clothing companies yet few realise it is Irish. It only employs about 30, 000 directly but employs some 250, 000 more indirectly, mostly in the 3rd World who make its garments.

    Today news comes through that 113+ people died in Bangladesh in a building collapse of one of its suppliers:

    Dozens dead after factory supplying Primark collapses in Bangladesh - Telegraph

    I am fine with Primark's existence as I accept globalisation as a positive force, yet I wonder why their record isn't subjected to more scrutiny here.

    Primark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    30,000 employee's and it is Irish.

    I hope it is paying tax in Ireland.

    Not paying its tax in Ireland could be seen as anti-Irish in a time of austerity

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    yet few realise it is Irish.
    I don't know where you're postng from but everyone in Ireland has known for years that Penneys/Primark is Irish. Arthur Ryan owns the company. Married to Alma Carroll, former Eurovision entrant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Not directly, but in the UK this is a HUGE issue regards sourcing from countries with poor controls
    But Primark (Penneys) is all over the UK....

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