Aldi Ireland expressed its disappointment today as it confirmed the construction of its new Monaghan Town store will now not proceed. This decision follows unsuccessful negotiations with Monaghan County Council concerning significant flood remediation and flood relief works outside the Aldi site boundary.
An Bord Pleanála granted Aldi full planning permission in 2019 to build the new store on the junction of Macartan Road and Glen Road.
The new store would bring 20 new permanent jobs to the town once opened, while up to 60 construction jobs would be supported during the construction phase. Aldi initially planned to open the new store in 2020.
Commenting on the delay, an Aldi Spokesperson commented: “We are obviously very disappointed that construction on our new store in Monaghan Town is no longer proceeding. A new Aldi store would bring investment and employment opportunities to the local economy and would provide unbeatable value to shoppers across Monaghan.”
“We are still committed to opening a store in the town and we will continue to work to reach a fair agreement with Monaghan County Council.”
Aldi’s new store in Monaghan Town will be its second in the county, with a popular store in Carrickmacross having opened in 2014. Aldi sourced €37.5M of locally produced food and drink from its Monaghan-based suppliers in 2020.
Aldi’s Carrickmacross store is deeply involved in its local community, having donated over 46,000 meals to local charities to date through Aldi’s partnership with FoodCloud. All of Aldi’s stores nationwide are part of its Community Grants network, with the Carrickmacross Cancer Society in Monaghan one of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.
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