Five things you need to know about Ikea's new Dublin store
The news that Ikea is bringing a second store to Dublin to Carrickmines has been a major talking point this morning - here's what's going on.
The Swedish retail giant has agreed a lease with property group Iput that will involve it leasing 15,000 sq ft premises at The Park in Carrickmines.
It will be a scaled-down version of the massive store in Ballymun, and will include Ikea's first order and collection point in Ireland, which will allow customers to collect orders made online.
And yes, you'll be able to order meatballs after you collect your purchases - it's understood the development will include a cafe!
1 - The company is calling it an 'Order and Collection point' rather than a store. Customers will be able to order anything from the Swedish retailer's other Dublin outlet and collect it in Carrickmines. A scaled-down range of products will be on sale there.
2 - The move is part of Ikea's plan to reach customers in different ways. Order and Collection points are already operational in other countries.
3 - 30 new jobs will be created. The company says recruitment for 30 "multi-skilled co-workers" has begun.
4 - Independent.ie understands that the lease on the premises will last ten years and will include a cafe.
5 - Located in The Park in Carrickmines, it's expected to open in the summer.