Aldi has today opened a new store in Bayside in Co Dublin as the supermarket group continues its nationwide expansion.

Located at Bayside Square, the new store is Aldi's 24th Dublin store and 147th in Ireland.

Aldi has made a capital investment of over €167m in Dublin in recent years and currently employs 656 full-time staff across the county.

It is seeking to recruit 278 new employees for its Dublin stores this year, including 146 permanent positions.

25 new jobs are being created at the Bayside store.