Aldi Ireland was recently granted planning permission by Cork County Council to open a new €10 million store in Carrigaline, Co Cork in 2024.
The store will be centrally located just off the new Carrigaline Western Relief Road, which is currently under construction and is expected to be completed later this year.
The discounter said that 60 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with 30 permanent roles being created upon opening.
The store is part of an 'ambitious vision for furthering the growth' of Carrigaline’s town centre, including a new public plaza for the local community, a café, almost 80 residential units, and opportunities to develop further dining and leisure space.
Commenting, Colin Breslin, Aldi regional managing director, said, “We are delighted to receive planning permission today after working closely with Cork County Council and local residents to open a store in Carrigaline. Every new Aldi store brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers."
Research recently conducted by Amárach Research on behalf of Barnardos and Aldi Ireland revealed that 51% of parents in Munster stated they have in the past cut down spending in areas such as household and medical bills to afford food.
As well as this, nearly one quarter (22%) of those looking after children in Munster often worried about not being able to provide food for children in their care and 11% skip meals in an average week, highlighting the great need for a discount retailer in the area.
“Research we conducted locally has shown us just how strong the demand is for a new Aldi store in Carrigaline, with 73% of respondents stating they would likely do most of their grocery shopping in Aldi should a store open in town," he added.
"We look forward to investing in the area and bringing our award-winning offerings to the people of the town.”