Pizza chain Domino's Ireland has today opened its 50th store in the Republic of Ireland.

The new outlet is in Ringsend in Dublin and the company said it highlights the significant progress towards achieving its ambition of 75 stores in Ireland. 

The first Domino's store in the Republic of Ireland opened nearly 30 years ago, and the company has since grown to more than 1,250 workers. 

Creating around 25 jobs per store, the target of 75 stores will deliver an additional 625 job opportunities, ranging from pizza makers to store managers, the company said.

Last year Domino's served over 4.6 million pizzas to Irish customers - or 18 pizzas every minute.

David Wild, CEO of Domino's said the Irish market offers significant growth opportunities.

"We remain confident, together with our franchisees, in achieving our 75 store target," Mr Wild added.