Speaking after news that efforts are being made to sell Barry’s Amusements as a going concern, Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald said:
“Barry’s is a local institution and news that it is to be sold will come as a shock to many.
“Barry’s Amusements has been a landmark in Portrush from 1926, it is a place that many people will have fond memories of and indeed the place many local young people would have gained their first job.
“I welcome the fact the 11 full-time staff will be kept in employment and updated throughout the process.
“I hope that a buyer can be found soon and Barry’s can continue to entertain and provide enjoyment for years to come.”