Lidl is to create 100 jobs in Co Kildare after planning permission was recently granted to build a new distribution centre in Newbridge.

The new 54,000 sq/m regional distribution centre will be situated on the Naas Road.

It will employ 350 staff, an increase of 100 on the 250 who are employed at Lidl's current distribution centre in the town.

The company said it is in the process of tendering for road infrastructure works and the distribution facility. It is due to begin construction in April.