Ikea to open on Dublin's southside
Home furnishing giant Ikea has revealed plans for its second store in Dublin, a new order and collection point located in Carrickmines.
The first of its type in Ireland, the new outlet will allow customers to order from the full range of items available from the flagship store and have them home delivered or sent to the Carrickmines store for collection.
The new store is expected to open this summer, and will function as a scaled-down version of the Swedish company's superstore in Ballymun.
The south Dublin outlet will only carry a limited range of products for immediate sale.
To buy a Billy bookcase, for example, customers will place an order in the flagship store, and the goods will then either be delivered to their home, or will be made available for collection from the Carrickmines store.
The new outlet is intended to act primarily as "a planning studio", Ikea said, aimed at helping people plan and order more complex purchases such as kitchens, wardrobes and sofas.
"We want to make our products and services available to more people and we are really excited to be bringing this unique new format to the southside of Dublin," said Ikea order and collection development manager Jack Jackson.
"Located just off Junction 15 of the M50, the Carrickmines store will be highly accessible via the Luas Green Line, through public bus service and by vehicle with ample car parking facilities available."
Recruitment for 30 new jobs at the site has already begun, Mr Jackson added.
"As a values-based company, it's not necessarily about the qualifications you bring but rather that you have the right attitude and share our passion for home furnishing and customer service," he said.