SIPTU members employed at Toughers Restaurant in Carlow, county Carlow, have expressed shock at the sudden closure of the restaurant and the liquidation of its parent company. SIPTU Organiser, Denis Hynes, said: “I will be meeting with the members affected by the sudden closure of Toughers Restaurant, this evening (Tuesday, 31st March) in Carlow.“The workers were informed on Friday that the restaurant would be closing this week. It did not open on Monday and the workers have not been informed when their redundancy entitlements and other outstanding monies will be paid to them.”He added: “This is an unacceptable situation and SIPTU representatives will be seeking a meeting with the liquidator as soon as possible to secure what is owed to our members.”