Aldi gets planning green light for new Limerick store

An artist's impression of what the new Aldi store in Dooradoyle will look like.

DOORADOYLE will soon see the opening of a major new supermarket retailer, following the granting of planning permission by An Bord Pleanála this week after previous hold ups.

Aldi announced on Thursday (May 9) that the planning appeals board had granted permission to the German multinational retailer to construct a brand new store in Dooradoyle, at a cost of €11.5million.

The new store, which will be located on a previously unused greenfield site on the Dooradoyle Road, situated adjacent to Collins Bar,  will create 30 permanent new jobs when open, as well as a further 50 jobs during the construction phase, slated to get underway soon.

The new Dooradoyle outlet will be powered by 100 per cent green energy, an Aldi representative said, with solar panels and a grass roof to feature.

The Dooradoyle store is projected to open in early 2025.

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Aldi also secured planning permission for a new store in Moyross earlier this year, bringing to €36.6million its investment in Limerick.

Colin Breslin, managing director of buying and services at Aldi Ireland, said that the new Limerick outlets will more than double the company’s local footprint.

“We’re delighted to receive the final grant of planning permission today for our new store in Dooradoyle. Every new ALDI store that opens brings greater choice, quality, and value to shoppers,” he said.

“This, along with construction on our new Roches Street store, and Moyross due to commence shortly, will more than double our footprint in Limerick City over the next two years.”