3, Ireland’s largest high speed network, today announced the opening of a new 3Store in Roscommon. The fifth of 28 new 3Stores which will be opening across the country and creating 90 new retail jobs nationwide this year. 3 is investing nearly €5 million increasing its retail footprint with eight “own stores” and 20 independently-owned operations under the 3 brand. The new 3Store in Roscommon is ideally located at 4 Harrison Centre, Roscommon Town, owned and managed by Darragh and Jackie Valentine.


The new retail outlets will significantly extend 3’s reach across the country and will complement the existing 22 3Stores and 200 independent retailers which serve 3’s growing customer base. The retail expansion programme has been designed to increase 3’s retail footprint to maximum effect. This commitment by 3 underlines its position as Ireland’s fastest growing mobile operator, market leader in mobile broadband and Ireland’s largest high speed network.


To celebrate the new store opening, 3 today announces a special, exclusive offer on the INQ Mini for all Roscommon 3Store customers.  The INQ Mini is available for only €29 on 3Pay for the next three weeks and there are other great savings to be made in store.


Elaine Carey, Sales and Marketing Director, 3 commented: “We’re delighted to announce this expansion nationwide. In tough economic times 3 is demonstrating its commitment and dedication to the Irish market. The opening of the 28 new 3Stores follows a successful year for 3 in 2009. It is great to be working with Darragh and Jackie Valentine at our new store in Roscommon, it is an exciting opportunity for local retailers to grow with us and be part of a success story during difficult times.”


Speaking at the announcement, 3Store Managers Darragh Valentine and his wife from Boyle County Roscommon Jackie Valentine said: “We have a fantastic team here in Roscommon who have all been eagerly awaiting the new store opening and are delighted the day has come. We are looking forward to meeting all new and existing customers and welcome everyone in the area to pop in and have a look around the new 3store.”


The 28 stores consists of eight 3Stores and 20 independently-owned operations. The majority of the independently-owned stores will be opened with existing retail partners but 3 is also looking for interested applicants with a strong track record in the telecommunications retail sector. The 20 selected locations are all close to the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) areas which 3 is currently rolling out. Interested independent retailers can apply to sales@three.ie or see www.three.ie/3partners.


For more information see three.ie for details.