Tesco Ireland is to create 90 jobs in the Swinford area after its announcement on Wednesday that it intends to invest €113 million in the country with the creation of a total of 748 new jobs. Minister for Labour Affairs Dara Calleary welcomed the news which is of “significant benefit to the local economy”.
Tesco Ireland CEO, Tony Keohane said: “These stores will offer new customers a value proposition at the lowest prices as well as an excellent shopping experience. Moreover, there will be a boost in local employment when Ireland needs to get people into work.”
The new stores will come on stream over the next year.
Tesco’s annual contribution to the Irish economy is €2.5 billion. €655 million of Irish food and drink is exported annually to the retailer internationally, making Tesco a larger destination for Irish food and drink exports than the entire markets of France or Germany.