Are IKEA coming to Mallow?

Could the former beet factory site in Mallow become the location for IKEA’s first store in the south of the country? The news broke this week that the Swedish giant is planning to open a branch in Cork, and IKEA representatives have reportedly met senior officials on Cork County Council, including Chief Executive Tim Lucey, to discuss possible locations in the county for a store. Rumour has it that Mallow, Blarney and the Amgen site in Carrigtwohill have been mooted as possible locations. Watch this space, as they say, and keep an Allen key at the ready!