One of the country's most popular supermarkets says it has nothing to do with the closure of a creche in Drumcondra.
The Nest, which employs 27 people and cares for 100 children, has told parents it's shutting in three weeks.
Lidl plans to build a store on the site in 2019, but says it's not involved in the creche's closure and has asked for it to stay open longer.
Lidl Ireland's Property Director Alan Barry said there is an "on going legal dispute between the owner of the property in question and the operators of the crèche".
It's understood the legal dispute relates to rent and other contractual terms in which Lidl says it has "no involvement".
Local Councillor Noeleen Reilly said: "I am very concerned to learn that these families and children are going to be left stranded. There is already a shortage of childcare places in the area and now over 100 children are being left without a home."
She added: "I don’t see the urgency is closing this facility so quickly. There needs to some consideration for families in the area. The 2nd June is an unrealistic time frame to expect families to source alternative childcare."
TD for Dublin North West Noel Rock has called on the crèche to "give families more time to find alternative arrangements."