Krispy Kreme has chosen Swords Pavilions shopping centre in North County Dublin for the site of its second store in Ireland.

The new Swords shop is due to open this winter and will be located in the former KFC unit, beside Elverys Sports and Penneys in the shopping centre.

Krispy Kreme opened its first store in Ireland - in Dublin's Blanachardstown - in 2018.

Hammerson and Irish Life are joint owners of the Swords Pavilions shopping centre.

With over 100 retail, dining and entertainment brands at Swords Pavilions, Krispy Kreme joins The Gift Shed, a new pop-up concept by the Kilkenny Group, fashion brand Catch and music store Golden Discs as recent openings in the shopping centre.

Ciara Connolly, Head of Leasing, Ireland at Hammerson, said it was a real vote of confidence in Swords Pavilions that a household name such as Krispy Kreme has chosen to join the centre in the early stages of its Irish expansion.