Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores

120 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 March 2023
Employment effect (start)
30 March 2023
Foreseen end date
30 April 2024


Furniture retailer Ikea will create 120 new jobs in Ireland over the next year as it opens its first Irish customer distribution centre in Rathcoole, southwest Dublin in early 2024. The new jobs will be across warehousing, logistics and administration. The job creation is part of a strategy to reduce order delivery times by more than half and increase availability. Until now, goods being delivered in Ireland were supplied from distribution centres in the UK or Belgium.

The Swedish manufacturer employs approximately 230,000 people, globally. 

Previosu restructuring events have been recorded in the ERM database. During 2023, the company annnounced an expansion of 250 jobs in Romania (Ikea-2023-RO). During 2022, expansions were also recorded in Sweden (Ikea-2022-SE), Spain (Ikea-2022-ES) and Estonia (Ikea-2022-ET).



Eurofound (2023), Ikea, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 108817, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108817.