More than 400 jobs will be created in Co Wexford over the coming months with the opening of a major new shopping centre in Gorey, it was announced yesterday.
The €20m Gorey Shopping Centre is due to open in early October and will include Dunnes Stores as anchor tenant and another 24 shops as well as a medical centre.
Over 200 workers will be employed in the 83,000 square foot Dunnes outlet alone and will be one of the company's largest stores in the south east.
There will also be parking for 400 cars, half of them in a specially designed underground facility that will boast state of the art security lighting.
The centre's manager, Brendan O'Bracken, reassured business owners that the new development will not lure away their customers. "You could say it was an extension of the Main Street," O'Bracken added.