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A FURTHER 33 new jobs are coming online at mobile phone retailer 3Store. More than €500,000 has been invested to date for independently-owned stores around the country.

And over the next three months a further four independently-owned stores will open around the country.

RTE star Gay Byrne's daughter Crona Byrne owns the latest store in Ballincollig, Co Cork with her partner Philip Carney.

Since launching in Ireland in 2005, Three, owned by Hutchison Whampoa, has invested more than €5m in expanding its retail footprint, over €500,000 of which has been invested in stores.

Of the six new independently-owned 3Stores opened so far, two are situated in Co Cork with the others in Naas, Middleton, Donaghmede and Athy.