Ikea to open new plan and order point in Carlow and eyeing up more locations across country

The Swedish furniture giant is also searching for a suitable site for another ‘big store’ in Ireland

Ikea’s store in Ballymun, Dublin, is the Swedish companies busiest in the world. Picture: Getty

Swedish retail giant Ikea is to open a new ‘plan and order’ point in Carlow this month.

The company said further outlets would follow later this year along with the opening of a new 42,500 sq m distribution centre in Rathcoole, Dublin in spring.

The hub, which will employ about 120 people, will reduce delivery times from about seven to ten days, to two to three days.