Discount retailer Dealz on Sunday announced an Irish investment fund of €20 million, earmarked for store expansion in the Republic over the next three years.
The group said opening new stores, particularly in regional areas, over the next three years could create 500 to 750 new roles.
It said it was “actively exploring” opportunities across Ireland, including in Galway, Donegal, Mayo, Tipperary, Wicklow, Leitrim, Meath, Kildare, Kerry, Clare, Louth, Sligo, Limerick, Waterford and the suburbs of Dublin.
Barry Williams, managing director at Dealz said: “We know Irish customers love their local Dealz stores and that’s why we’re excited to bring our best offer to more communities across Ireland.
“Our investment fund will support that growth with new stores in key locations and the creation of good jobs where colleagues can build careers.”
Dealz said it had hired more than 120 staff in Ireland over the last number of months, including in new or refurbished stores in Carrickmines, Ballymun and Mullingar.
The brand opened its first store in Ireland in 2011 and now has a network of 78 stores across the country, with further stores across Europe.