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Tesco Ireland Opens A New Portlaoise Store

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Tesco Ireland Opens A New Portlaoise Store

Tesco Ireland has opened a new store in Gandon Court, Portlaoise – its 173rd Irish store, and its third store-opening in the space of a week.

Last week, the retailer opened a new Blanchardstown store, and earlier this week, it opened its doors on Townsend Street in Dublin.

The Portlaoise store measures over 10,000 square feet and includes a bakery, a coffee station, and free customer parking.

It will also include a reverse vending machine (RVM), as part of the national Deposit Return Scheme.

Denise Barry, a highly experienced store manager with over 20 years’ experience with Tesco Ireland, will manage the store.


‘Actively Engaging With The Community’

Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer at Tesco Ireland, said, “This is store number 173 for Tesco Ireland, and we are very pleased that this latest one is in Portlaoise.

“We look forward to supporting the local community here through our Community Fund.

“We are continuing to invest in new stores in urban areas like Portlaoise, and we look forward to embedding ourselves into the community for many years to come.”

The Gandon Court store manager, Barry, said at the opening, “This is a special day for my team and I.

“We can’t wait to welcome our new customers, and we really look forward to actively engaging with the community.


“We’re especially proud to meet our new friends in Scoil Bhríde National School, who are participating in our Stronger Starts schools programme.

“We’re also looking forward to meeting local groups and projects who need our support through the Community Fund over the coming months.”

Community Fund

Tesco Ireland’s Community Fund has, to date, helped support thousands of causes across the country.

The Portlaoise store will begin its community work by supporting three local causes: Kolbe Special School, Sacred Heart National School, and Scoil Bhríde National School.

Tesco’s FoodCloud partner and Olio food waste heroes will ensure that no good food goes to waste, as part of the food surplus programme.


The new store will also join Tesco Ireland’s support for its charity partner, Children’s Health Foundation, which supports sick children at Crumlin, Connolly, Temple Street and Tallaght hospitals.

Read More: Tesco Ireland Opens A New Store On Townsend Street

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