The owners of retailer Argos have confirmed that there will be no change to their operations in Sussex after announcing the closure of 34 stores.

All stores in the Republic of Ireland are set to close after Sainsbury’s, who own the stores, said that investment in the stores was “not viable”.

Despite the closures, which have lead to nearly 600 job losses, the supermarket chain has confirmed that stores in the county are not under threat.

A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said: “There will be no change to our operations in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales as a result, where Argos is performing well.

“Today’s announcement only relates to Argos stores in the Republic of Ireland.”

Argos stores in the Republic of Ireland will close in June following today’s announcement.

The company has a number of stores in Sussex including large outlets in Hailsham, Eastbourne, and Worthing.

An Argos outlet in Western Road in Brighton previously closed in 2020 amid the pressures on high street retailers from the Covid-19 pandemic.