Frozen-food retailer Iceland has announced that it is investing €12 million in Ireland, creating 270 jobs in nine new stores across the country.
The first of these stores opened on Greenhills Road, Tallaght, on 10 April – the biggest of the retailer’s 13 outlets in Ireland.
"It’s exciting to see the store numbers, staffing and investment levels increasing," said David Harper, manager of Iceland Tallaght.
New stores will be opened in Galway, Cork, Letterkenny, Limerick, Shannon and Gorey in the next 12 months.
The frozen-food giant currently employs 268 people in Ireland, but this will grow to over 530 by the end of 2017.
"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," said Ron Metcalfe, managing director of Iceland Ireland (pictured).
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