Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tesco Ireland has today confirmed it is entering into discussions with Mayo County Council with a view to seeking planning permission to carry out an external store upgrade and plans to significantly enhance the interior of its store in Ballina.

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Tesco Ireland has stalled on its multi-million Euro plans for a new Ballina store for many years but not intends to apply for permission to upgrade the existing store at Market Road.

Commenting, Geoff Byrne, Chief Operating Officer at Tesco Ireland said,

Our aim is to ensure that Tesco Ballina provides a welcoming, modern environment for our colleagues and our customers. We are confident that, subject to permission, these works will vastly improve our store in the town. We recognise that it has taken us some time to update in relation to our store, and we thank our colleagues and the wider community, for bearing with us.”

Subject to discussions with relevant stakeholders within Mayo County Council, it is Tesco’s intention to submit a planning application for external works.

Tesco employs 471 people across six stores in Mayo (Ballina, Swinford, Claremorris, Castlebar, Westport and Ballinrobe).

Its community fund has see €216,000 donated to 648 local projects in Mayo over the last five years, 90 of which are located in Ballina.

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