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22nd Dec 2021

90 jobs to be created with new Aldi store in Cork

Hugh Carr

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The new store will be on the main street in Carrigaline.

Aldi have submitted a planning application to Cork County Council to open a new store.

The 1,315sqm store will be located on the main street in Carrigaline, on the site of the old Carrigaline Pottery which closed in 1979.

60 jobs will be created during the course of the build, with a further 30 permanent positions created in the town following construction.

The new Aldi will be powered by 100% green electricity, with 52 Photovoltaic solar panels installed on the roof.

The shop will also include four electric vehicle charging points along with 12 bicycle rack stands.

The store is part of a larger development of Carrigaline’s town centre along with Deady Gahan Architects Ltd.

The development includes plans for a new public plaza, a café and almost 80 residential units.

“We have been working closely with Cork County Council to open a store in Carrigaline for some time now and are delighted to submit our plans today,” said Colin Breslin, Aldi Regional Managing Director.

“Every new Aldi store brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers.

“Our research conducted locally earlier this year has shown us just how strong the demand is for a new Aldi store in Carrigaline, and so we look forward to investing in the area and bringing our award-winning offer to the people of the town.”

The new store will raise the number of Aldi’s in Cork to 25.

Aldi announced last week that they will be raising their hourly pay rates for employees.

Store assistants are set to be paid up to €14.90 an hour from 1 February onwards, while entry-level employees will receive €12.90 an hour, matching the recommended living wage rate from the Living Wage Technical Group.

Aldi recently pledged to invest €320 million in Ireland over the next three years, which will see Aldi open 30 new stores across the country.

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