Argos nostalgia: Demise of the catalogue king mourned by Irish shoppers as 580 jobs to go

For those who came of shopping age in the 1990s and early 2000s, Argos will likely be bound up with many nostalgia-drenched memories.

he doors of the first branches opened in the Republic in January 1996 – the same year Eimear Quinn won the Eurovision Song Contest. That was also the year in which the doomed Millennium Clock was installed in the Liffey and Wannabe stormed the charts.


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