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Eason creates new jobs with franchise openings

Book and stationery retailer is creating 50 jobs across four new stores.

Minister Michael Noonan opening the Eason shop in Limerick today.
Minister Michael Noonan opening the Eason shop in Limerick today.
Image: Kieran Clancy

EASON & SON IS CREATING 50 jobs across four new franchise stores in Ireland.

One of the shops, in Listowel, Co Kerry, opened earlier this year and a second was officially opened today in Limerick by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Twelve jobs are being created at the Limerick outlet.

The book and stationery company also plans to open new franchise stores in Letterkenny, Co Donegal and Fermoy, Co Cork.

Speaking at today’s shop opening at Limerick’s Parkway Shopping Centre, Minister Noonan wished the staff “every success” with the venture.

Meanwhile, CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland David Fitzsimons said that Eason’s decision to invest in Limerick is “very welcome for the retail industry and the domestic economy generally at a very difficult time”.

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