The first Lidl Ireland stores opened in the year 2000 and more than 20 years later, we now have more than 180 stores, 3 regional distribution centres and employ more than 6,000 people in the Republic of Ireland.
We take great pride in providing our customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, and work with a network of more than 260 Irish suppliers from the communities we operate in to keep our shelves stocked with nutritious, fresh produce.
Read more about our history below to find out why there’s never been a better time to join Lidl Ireland.
Our first store opens in Germany, employing 3 people and stocking around 500 product lines.
We open 300 stores across Germany.
We begin opening stores outside Germany, starting in France, and in 1994 we open our first GB store.
We open our first stores in the Republic of Ireland in Limerick, Letterkenny, Mullingar, Athlone, Cavan, Ballinasloe and Portlaoise.
2000 - 2008
We open 3 new regional distribution centres in the Republic of Ireland.
We celebrated our 200th store opening on the island of Ireland in Tullamore.
We opened our new state-of-the-art regional distribution centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Lidl Ireland is named the Most Reputable Food Retailer in Ireland. Globally, Lidl has over 310,000 employees in 32 countries.
Lidl Ireland is delighted to be named "Irelands Most Reputable Retailer" in the 2022 RepTrak study.
As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have joined over 50 other companies in building an inclusive workplace that supports everyone equally. The elevate pledge report now contains our diversity profile and shares our initiatives around diversity and inclusion.