Tesco Ireland has said it will create over 200 jobs over the next year by opening new stores and mobile phone shops. The company said 80 jobs will be created by the end of this year in its previously announced €70m capital investment programme.

The new positions include 48 jobs at new express stores in Douglas Road, Cork; College Green, Dorset Street, Leonard's Corner and Glasnevin Avenue in Dublin. The company will create 14 jobs at new Tesco mobile phone shops in Maynooth, Tallaght, Drogheda, Clearwater, Wilton and Clare Hall.