Denmark's answer to IKEA to open 15 stores around Ireland 10 months ago

Denmark's answer to IKEA to open 15 stores around Ireland

More than 200 jobs and a new place for shopaholics.

Michael Laudrup or Henrik Larsson? Lars Ulrich or Robyn? Copenhagen or Stockholm? Mads Mikkelsen or Alexander Skarsgård? Swedish meatballs or Danish bacon?

All fine choices but when it comes to retailers and purchasing household furniture, there's no denying the fact that IKEA's presence in Ireland has tilted the balance in favour of Sweden but a new retailer is coming to these shores that's going to represent all things Denmark.

Founded in 1979, JYSK has since expanded to 51 countries with more than 2,700 stores worldwide employing 23,000 people.

Guess what? Ireland will be the latest country to have JYSK stores and in doing so, the company will create more than 200 jobs in the next two years.

The first Irish store will open in Naas in County Kildare in April - with two further stores opening in Drogheda, County Louth and Navan, County Meath in May.

Another store is set to open in Portlaoise, County Laois this summer with further plans to expand in Ireland in the future.

JYSK offers a range of products for the home, from the bedroom to the garden.

The brand has also enjoyed a world-wide reputation for expertise and knowledge in sleeping culture, which continues to this day, offering everything from mattresses to frames and bases.

At present, they're looking to fill a variety of positions and more information is available here.

Images via JYSK