File photo of Iceland store in Cabra, Dublin. Niall Carson
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270 jobs on the way as Iceland opens string of new Irish stores

Stores are set to open in locations like Fermoy, Galway, Letterkenny and Gorey.

FROZEN FOOD RETAILER Iceland will employ 270 people as it opens nine new stores in the next year, the company said today.

It opened its biggest store yet in Ireland in Tallaght today. 35 people will be employed at the Greenhills Road outlet.

The other stores will be in:

  • Galway
  • Douglas
  • Fermoy
  • Ballincollig
  • Letterkenny
  • Limerick
  • Shannon
  • Gorey

There are currently 13 stores, with the opening of the Tallaght outlet. That will grow to 21 in the next 12 months, according to the company.

They’ll employ over 500 people by next year, it’s planned.

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