200 new jobs are on the way for Westmeath.
Retail discount chain Mr Price is to open a new base in Athlone.
Mr Price says it plans to develop the former Nexans site on the Cornmaddy Road - which has been vacant since 2008.
It will see an overall investment of €2.5m with the creation of 200 new jobs.
The company plans to recruit 80 by Christmas and a further 120 positions over the next two years.
Mr Price already employs 900 staff at its 42 stores across the country.
- Digital Desk