Mallow is being considered as the location for the new Ikea store. With it’s strategic location on the crossroads of Munster, Mallow would be an ideal location to serve the southern part of the country. If Mallow is chosen, it would mean hundreds of job for a town that has suffered from many closures and redundancies in recent years.
More and more companies are looking to North Cork as a prime location. Lidl has a distribution center in Ballyhea, and Aldi is constructing another in Mitchelstown. Furthermore, with the proposed M20 Cork Limerick motorway in prospect, combined with accessible rail, air and sea transport, the infrastructure looks very attractive.
Locals were thrilled at the prospect, with one resident enthusing “It would be fabulous for the town!”