Tesco opens new Express store at Spencer Dock, Dublin 1

Lar Mooney, store manager, Tesco Spencer Dock (centre) alongside colleagues Lisa Bradley and Lauren Doyle

Half of newly recruited staff are from the local Sheriff Street area



7 June 2022

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Tesco Ireland has opened the doors to a brand-new Tesco Express store at Spencer Dock, Dublin 1.

The new store was officially opened last week by recently appointed store manager, Lar Mooney, who welcomed customers into the 4,000 square foot store.

Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer, Tesco Ireland said the retailer was delighted to open the new Express store.

“This is our 44th Express store across Ireland, and brings with it over 20 new jobs, over half of which have been newly recruited from the local Sheriff Street area,” Byrne said.

“As we celebrate 25 years in Ireland, we’re committed to ensuring that our stores play a big part in local communities and we’re looking forward to serving the community for many years to come,” he added.

Tesco Express, Spencer Dock will be managed by Lar Mooney, an experienced store manager, who previously managed the Tesco Express store on Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2.

“I’m delighted to lead this team of over 20 colleagues as we officially open Spencer Dock,” Lar Mooney said. “They’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get the store ready for opening and they’re really excited to welcome customers to our new store and to giving back to our community.”

In line with Tesco’s sustainability strategy, the store features the latest in technology to continue its ambition to achieve net zero in its own operations by 2035. The store has been designed to reflect carbon-efficiencies, receiving a high energy rating due to inclusion of CO2 refrigeration with doors, LED lighting, heat recovery and is being powered from renewable energy.

Spencer Dock joins the team of 152 Tesco stores in Ireland providing supports to communities. Three local groups Depaul, the Cappuchin Centre and Crosscare will feel the benefit of donations from the Community Fund in the coming weeks, while Food Waste Heroes from OLIO’s food sharing enterprise will collect food surplus from the store.

Colleagues in Spencer Dock will join the 4,000 other Tesco colleagues across Dublin in their fundraising efforts for Children’s Health Foundation, supporting sick children and their families in CHI hospitals and urgent care centres at Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly.

The 22 roles have been recruited via internal and external recruitment drives and brings Tesco employment in Dublin to almost 4,000 colleagues, with over 13,000 employed nationally.



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