Decathlon now hiring for first Irish store in Ballymun

by Rachel Darcy

French sports giant Decathlon have announced that they have been granted permission for a huge sports hub in Ballymun.

Taking to their website to announce the news, the sports company will open next to Ikea, with construction set to begin soon.

Decathlon acquired the 17,000sq m site last September, which has been used as an overflow car park for Ikea.

It is believed to be the first of three retail stores for the French company in Dublin, with Decathlon expecting to open nine stores nationwide.

The development is set to create 90 jobs in the area, with the application process now open for positions at Decathlon.ie.

Cllr Noeleen Reilly (Ind) has wished good luck to those who apply for the positions.

On Facebook, she posted: “I have written to Decathlon requesting they work with the local jobs centre to ensure local people benefit [from the jobs on offer].”

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