Tesco Ireland opens fifth Limerick outlet

Mayor Gerald Mitchell cuts the ribbon at the opening of the new Tesco store on Kileely Road, Limerick, Pictured with with Store assistants Rachel Judge and Gemma Morrison, Store Manager, Michael Fitzgerald and Dr. Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council. Photo: Don Moloney.

OVER 30 new jobs have been created in Moyross with the opening of a major new supermarket in the area.

Tesco Ireland opened its new store in Kileely Road on Thursday last (April 18), creating 33 new jobs.

It marks Tesco’s 174th outlet in Ireland, and the fifth outlet in Limerick, taking over the vacant unit in Watch House Cross Shopping Centre that was vacated by Iceland last year.

The new store measures over 10,000sq/ft and will be managed by Michael Fitzgerald, who has worked with Tesco Ireland for 16 years.

Geoff Byrne, Tesco Ireland chief operating officer, said the multinational supermarket was “very excited to open the doors of our new Limerick store. We are committed to ensuring that Kileely Road and all our stores play an important role in local communities.”

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“We look forward to embedding ourselves into the community for many years to come.”

Store manager Michael Fitzgerald said that “this is a very exciting day for the team and me. We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes for the past few weeks to ensure that the store will offer the best possible experience, and welcome, for our customers.”

“We really look forward to actively engaging with the community, and we’re especially proud to meet our new friends in St Marys 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.”