Tesco said its stores in the Republic of Ireland delivered their first full quarter of sales growth since 2010.
Like-for-like sales in Ireland, excluding petrol, rose by 0.4 per cent in the first quarter after recording a 0.7 per cent fall in the previous quarter.
The good Irish performance, along with an improved performance in Poland and Slovakia, helped Tesco's international division to post a 0.4 per cent rise in like-for-like sales.
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