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Discount chain Dealz to bring in 300 new jobs

DISCOUNT retailer Dealz plans to roll out 300 new Irish jobs across 10 new stores.

The company has marked its first anniversary of trading here with plans to create the new stores by April next year, which equates to a €3m boost to the Irish economy.

The chain is owned by UK retailer Poundland and already has 20 stores around the country.

The new stores have been pencilled in for locations in Dun Laoghaire and Clonmel.

CEO Jim McCarthy said that since launching in Ireland in September 2011, Dealz has opened 20 stores and created almost 600 Irish jobs.

"We are thrilled to be celebrating our first year of trading in Ireland and to announce our exciting store expansion plans," he said.

"Given that employment figures are so low in Ireland we are delighted that we can offer even more people a job as each new store creates job opportunities across Ireland."

The company has listed over four million Irish customers at the store to date.

Earlier this week, Dealz also celebrated the opening of its 20th store, located in Midleton, Co Cork, creating 30 jobs for the area. This is the second Dealz store to open in Co Cork.