• 20 new jobs have been created with the opening of a new Aldi store in Ballinrobe today.Featuring Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 987m², 71 free car parking spaces, wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings.

    The new Ballinrobe store is Aldi’s third store in Co. Mayo. Aldi now has a total of 133 stores in Ireland, with the other locations being Castlebar and Claremorris.

    The new store is part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network. Aldi has committed €100m to constructing and opening 20 new stores by the end of 2019, while Project Fresh sees Aldi invest a further €60m in revamping the layout and design of all its 133 stores nationwide.

  • Aldi has been granted planning permission for a new store in Belmullet.

    Mayo County Council has given the green light for the construction of a new store on Tallagh Road, Belmullet which will create about 20 new jobs.

    A spokesperson for Aldi said the new store will be powered by 100% green electricity , with 99 free car parking spaces for customers.

    Aldi already has stores in Castlebar, Claremorris and Ballinrobe.



  • Aldi has today announced it is seeking to recruit 14 new employees across its stores in county Mayo.  Opportunities are now available for Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager and Store Assistant positions at Aldi’s three stores in Castlebar, Ballina and Ballinrobe.

     Aldi Ireland also announced a new minimum rate of pay of €11.90 an hour, matching the Living Wage rate recommended by The Living Wage Technical Group.  The move makes Aldi claims, makes it the first grocery retailer to pay The Living Wage Technical Group’s €11.90 rate. The new rate will be effective from the 1st February 2019.

    Aldi has plans to recruit over 500 new staff across the country in 2019. It now captures a 10.8% share of Ireland’s grocery market, experiencing its busiest Christmas week ever in 2018, with sales value up over 10% on the previous year. 

    Full details of the different roles and pay offered by Aldi are available at

  • Aldi is to open its new store in Ballinrobe this Thursday.

    The new supermarket is located on The Neale road, and will be Aldi's third store in Mayo - with stores already operating in Castlebar and Claremorris.

    The Ballinrobe supermarket opens at 9am on Thursday morning.

    meanwhile, a new Iceland store has opened in Roscommon Town today, creating 20 new jobs.

    This is Iceland's 24th store to date in Ireland, and has opened its newest supermarket at the Roscommon Retail Park on the Circular Road in the town.


  • SIPTU has called on the Government to provide additional income supports for the thousands of workers now laid-off in factories due to the ongoing beef crisis. Up to 3000 SIPTU members, many in this region, are directly affected by the ongoing crisis at the beef plants.

    The dispute is now starting to hit consumers, as it’s impacting on supermarket shelves. Aldi has become the first retailer to confirm that it's struggling to stock Irish beef.

    SIPTU organiser Terry Bryan told Midwest News this morning that currently thousands of workers, members of the union, have been laid off and this is causing massive hardship for their families across the region.

    “These are families with bills to pay, children to feed and rent now due. Not all the workers who have been laid off will have automatic entitlement to Social Welfare payments because of the Work Permit System.

    While three thousand workers are on temporary lay-off at present, there are ten thousand workers employed in the sector so the potential for this crisis to get a lot worse is very real. This not only affects the workers and their families directly, but also the local communities, small businesses and retailers.”

    SIPTU is calling on the Government to develop a fund that will provide income support to these workers and we insist that the beef processors, as a group, should contribute to this fund to off-set the real hardship their employees are now facing”.

      The ongoing beef dispute is starting to have an impact on supermarket shelves. Aldi has become the first retailer to confirm that it's struggling to stock Irish beef. Aldi says there is now industry-wide availability issues for Irish beef.

    In order to ensure it has a full range of beef and pork products for customers, some of it's Irish suppliers have had to have their beef and pork processed at plants in the UK.

    This means that a tray of mince in your local store,may have been slaughtered in Ireland, sent to the UK to be processed and packaged and then sent back to Ireland to be sold.  

    Irish meat plants have been forced to wind down production due to ongoing protests and blockades at factories.

    Aldi says it's Irish meat products are still Bord Bia approved and where the meat has been processed will be clearly labelled on its packaging.

  • Two Mayo companies have won a new contract to supply Aldi’s 137 stores through its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme. 

    Their exciting products will now go on sale nationwide as part of an Aldi Specialbuys event, kicking off 6th June.

    The Little Shepherd of Claremorris and Cabots of Westport successfully won a place on the Grow with Aldi supplier development programme.

    The Little Shepherd’s Little Shepherd Sheep’s Cheese and Cabots of Westport’s range of artisan sauces will be available on Aldi’s shelves.

    The Little Shepherd produces a range of handmade natural sheep’s milk yogurts and cheeses, made on the family farm where the Flanagan family have been farming for generations. Velvet Cloud’s Sheep’s Cheese is a full flavour nutty, robust tasting sheep’s cheese, aged for a minimum of 90 days.

    Cabots of Westport is a family-run business producing fresh food sauces from the West of Ireland. Handmade with no artificial additives or flavourings, these sauces have become a local hit and will now become a nationwide favourite thanks to this new deal with Aldi.