Cashel Palace Hotel has closed down.

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The Cashel Palace Hotel has closed. staff at the hotel were told of the decision at a meeting with owners Pat and Susan Murphy this morning. 

32 jobs, both full-and part-time will be lost as a result. 

Responding to the news, local Councillor Wood said that it is another blow for Cashel, especially since the recent closure of the civic offices in the town. 

He said that some of the staff had been working there for 30 years while a number of families relied on it for their combined income. 

He also paid tribute to Mr and Mrs Murphy who he said did what they could to keep the business running. 

Sean Laffey from the Chamber of Commerce has described it as a devestating blow for tourism in the area. 

Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Tom Hayes pledged that all resources possible will be offered to the members of staff and their families. 

However he also believes that the hotel still has a future given its location at the centre of the town