Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

165 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 October 2003
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Home-improvement chain B&Q has opened a store in Tallaght, Dublin, its second Irish store, creating 165 new jobs. Since it opened 18 months ago, total employment has risen to 240.

The home-improvement market is growing rapidly in the Republic and competition between large stores such as Atlantic Homecare, Woodies and Homebase is intense. B&Q sells a comprehensive range of DIY goods and garden products.

B&Q plans to open a further eight stores in Ireland over the next four years, the size of which will depend on location and local market environment. Depending on the size of stores opened, the expansion programme will provide an additional 1,000-1,800 jobs and will increase the value of business to Irish suppliers.


  • 10 October 2003: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2003), B&Q, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 59087, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/59087.