Discount grocery retailer Aldi is to create 300 jobs over the next three years.
Twenty new stores are to be opened across the country, with 15 staff employed in each.
Niall O’Connor, group buying director of Aldi Stores (Ireland), said: “Our new multimillion-euro investment underpins our ongoing commitment and support to Ireland, our customers, staff and Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers.”
Aldi said new stores are planned for East Wall Road in Dublin; Greystones, Co Wicklow; Tralee, Co Kerry; Ballybofey, Co Donegal; and Charleville in Co Cork.
The announcement was made as the company marked the opening of its 100th Irish store in Callan, Co Kilkenny.
Aldi said it had seen a 30.7% growth in sales for the 12-week period leading up to St Patrick’s Day this year, increasing its share of the Irish grocery market to approximately 6.2%.