Construction work begins on new JYSK store in Laois

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

The JYSK store in Naas . A branch is opening soon in Portlaoise.

The JYSK store in Naas . A branch is opening soon in Portlaoise.

Construction work has started on a branch of the JYSK homewares store in Laois.

The new shop will be located at Laois Shopping Centre.

Work began on a vacant unit in mid May (see below).

JYSK, pronounced 'yusk' will be in a long-vacant 1,000sqm unit on the external lower ground floor. 

It is opening this summer, employing 13 staff. 

The international Danish based company, similar in style to Ikea, announced its advance into Ireland earlier this year. Portlaoise is one of four branches to open this year, with 15 to open around Ireland by 2020, creating 200 jobs.