The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Daniel Butler, has welcomed the decision of sports retailer Decathlon to open its first Irish store outside of Dublin in Limerick as a vote of confidence in the growth prospects of the city and region.
Responding to the announcement today, Mayor Butler said: ‘’The fact that Decathlon has selected Limerick as the location for its first store in Ireland outside of Dublin and will create 60 new jobs in the process reflects very well on Limerick. Decathlon is a major international retail brand, with stores in over 60 countries around the world, and will be a great addition to the retail stock of the city and region.
“It’s very positive news for Limerick shoppers, who will now have access to brands only available to them at present online, and is a huge endorsement of the work being done by stakeholders in the region to create an environment that will attract this type of investment. It’s also a unique proposition as the store will, in addition to its retail offering, include a sports area complete with a football pitch, basketball court, indoor gym, cycling track and climbing wall, for free use by Decathlon members.
“Limerick is long since recognised as a city of sport and this investment is further validation of that.”