Food retailer Iceland to open Shannon store

Food retailer Iceland to open Shannon store


UK food retailer Iceland has confirmed plans to invest €12m in Ireland with the opening of a further 9 new stores including on in Co Clare.

A total of 270 new jobs will be created in the new outlets in Shannon, Tallaght, Galway, Douglas, Fermoy, Ballincollig, Letterkenny, Limerick and Gorey.

The company already has stores in 12 locations in Ireland.

The Tallaght store, which opened today, is the thirteenth store in the portfolio which will grow to 21 stores nationwide over the next 12 months.

This growth will see Iceland expand its employee base of over 530 in the second half of this year.

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.”

The company expects to create between 30 and 35 positions at the Shannon store.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.