Danish home retail brand JYSK has announced plans to open seven more stores in Ireland in the first half of this year.

A new shop will open in Waterford on Thursday February 27 and then another in Limerick on Thursday March 26. 

JYSK also plans to open new shops in Sligo, Carlow and Dublin, as well as two stores in Cork city during summer 2020. 

JYSK said it will create more than 70 full-time jobs with the opening of these new stores.

The company already has five Irish shops after it entered the market here last year.

It had originally planned to open 15 stores across Ireland. But due to its success here, the Danish retailer said it now set to open 40 JYSK stores over the next three to five years.

Roni Tuominen, Country Manager at JYSK Ireland, said that the appetite for JYSK in Ireland continues to grow. 

"Our goal is to establish new JYSK locations in towns and cities all over Ireland, so we can contribute to the local economy, especially in smaller communities where our job creation will be extremely valuable," Roni Tuominen added. 

Since it was established in Denmark in 1979, JYSK has expanded to 51 countries, with more than 2,700 stores worldwide employing 23,000 people.