Kobo is also going to launch an Irish Kobo store at ie.kobo.com, though it doesn't appear to be live yet. On a related note, I have no details on when this new partnership will officially commence, but I do know that it has not yet happened today.
Eason is still selling the Sony Reader T1, and their ebookstore appears to still be the non-Kobo setup that they have been operating since at least late 2011. That Sony Reader model is an outdated device, which suggests that it is more of a placeholder than a sign of Eason's future plans.
Eason has been putting a lot of effort into ebooks and ereaders over the past several years. In late 2011 they even started remodeling their stores to include an ereader dept which stocked a wide variety of models. 25 stores were remodeled at that time, and I am told that more have been switched over since then. Eason also dabbled with the idea of releasing their own branded ereader last year, but I do not know if that ever happened.
Eason will be replacing Hughes & Hughes, an Irish bookseller that signed with Kobo last December. In fact, Kobo could be signing Eason because of the demise of their previous partner. It looks like Hughes & Hughes went belly up earlier this year. Their website is not accessible, at least, and their Facebook page has seen no activity since March 2013.