There’s going to be another new IKEA in Ireland
Those willing to make the trek to Dublin’s north side have been revelling in the joys of IKEA for the past 7 years.
For everyone else, the wonderlands of a IKEA were probably too inconvenient to access. After an absolutely phenomenal year in 2015, it’s no surprise that the company have decided to open yet another branch in Ireland – this time in Cork.
According to The Evening Echo, IKEA representatives have met with senior officials on Cork County Council, including the Chief Executive Tim Lucey on possible locations in the Cork region for such a store.
Earlier this year, IKEA announced pre-tax profits from the Ballymun outlet exceed €13.1m for 2015. Unsurprisingly, it was the company’s best financial year in Ireland since it opened in 2009.
The Evening Echo states Blarney, Mallow or the Amgen site in Carrigtwohill have been noted as possible locations.
The news comes the same day as the Carrickmines branch opens its doors.
The new store is the first in the world to trial a new Order and Collection Point.
According to The Irish Times, the new branch is located in The Park, Carrickmines and will be a smaller version of the outlet in Ballymun.
Although not quite as large in size, this store will have other features including the opportunity to chat with staff about the products available.