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Iceland open for business again in Tallaght as new store welcomes first customers

Iceland Ireland MD Ron Metcalfe at the new Tallaght store

Iceland is back in Tallaght after the supermarket giant opened their biggest Irish store yesterday in New Bancroft on the Greenhills Road.

Covering 15,000 sq. ft. the local branch is the thirteenth store in the country and it’s opening has created 35 jobs for the area. Iceland closed their previous Tallaght store in 2005.

Speaking at yesterday’s opening Managing Director of Iceland Ireland, Ron Metcalfe said:

“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.”

The company also announced yesterday they are to invest €12 million in nine new stores in Ireland this year creating 270 new jobs nationwide as part of the investment in the new stores.

The company, based in Wales, retook control of their Irish operations from a franchisee AIM Group at the end of 2013. In the UK they have 870 stores employing 25,000 people.