Posted on April 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM


It was announced today that food retailer, Iceland will invest €12 million in nine new stores in Ireland this year.

It is estimated that 270 new jobs will be created across the country as part of the investment in the new stores, as the company continues to expand nationwide.

This year is set to be the biggest year yet for Iceland Ireland with nine stores announced for Tallaght, Galway, Cork (Douglas, Fermoy, Ballincollig) Letterkenny, Limerick, Shannon, and Gorey in the coming months.

Tallaght is the thirteenth store in the portfolio which will grow to 21 stores nationwide in the next 12 months. This growth will see Iceland grow to an employee base of over 530 in the latter half of the year.

The Tallaght store which opened today in New Bancroft on the Greenhills road, is Iceland’s biggest yet, covering 15,000sq. ft. and creating 35 jobs for the area. This brings the total number of current staff to 268 in Ireland.

Speaking today, Managing Director of Iceland Ireland, Ron Metcalfe commented, "We have been back in Ireland for four years now and have been committed to expansion from day one. This new investment sees 2017 as our biggest year yet with our nine new stores opening."

"We’re looking forward to bringing great value and a brand customers can trust to Tallaght, Galway, and across the country this year, as well as welcoming new team members to the Iceland family. And as always, we’re looking forward to expanding and delivering the Power of Frozen to more Irish customers than ever before."

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