The first JYSK store in Ireland was broken into just hours after it opened its doors to the public for the first time.

The Danish furniture chain held an official opening for its store at Newhall Retail Park, Naas, Co Kildare on Tuesday 2 April.

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, 3 April.

Gardaí say a number of people broke in to the shop through the roof between 1.30am and 5.30am.

They said that nothing was taken in the incident and officers at Naas Garda Station are investigating.

A company spokesman said the main thing was that nobody was injured during the burglary.

The spokesman said the employees were the companies first concern, but luckily no one was hurt.

He added that a part of the storage area at the rear of the premise was damaged, but the store itself was fine and remains open.

The company spokesman also said that while they would have liked to have avoided the incident, it will not affect their plans to open more stores in Ireland.

He said such incidents happen in every country and are not exclusive to Ireland.

The firm hopes to open at least 15 stores here "as quickly as possible".

Sites have been identified for three more stores following the opening of the Naas outlet and the Danish firm say they are working to identify further sites.

JYSK has more than 2,700 stores across 51 countries worldwide