Gift and knitwear retailer Carraig Donn to create 100 new jobs

A gift and knitwear company is to create 100 jobs on its production line and in new retail outlets.

The Irish-owned group Carraig Donn is to take on the additional staff next year and in 2015 as it expands its high street presence and its manufacturing plant in Westport, Co Mayo.

The company offers fashion, giftware and jewellery and has begun the expansion with a new 6,000 sq ft flagship store in the Jervis shopping centre in Dublin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the investment.

“This is a great example of how an indigenous business can succeed and thrive in the highly competitive retail market,” he said.

Established in 1965, and headquartered in Westport, Carraig Donn employs more than 450 staff nationwide. The group’s turnover in 2012 was in in excess of €30m.

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