3, Ireland’s fastest growing mobile network, today announced the opening of a new 3Store in Ennis. The second of 28 new 3Stores which will be opening across the country and creating 90 new retail jobs nationwide this year. 3 will invest nearly €5 million increasing its retail footprint with eight “own stores” and 20 independently-owned operations under the 3 brand. The new 3Store in Ennis will be ideally located at 35 O’Connell Street, Ennis.


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.  Ennis is also part of the National Broadband Scheme with 39 of the 49 Electoral districts covered by the scheme already live.


To celebrate the new store opening, 3 announced a special, exclusive offer on the INQ Mini for all Ennis 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 is following on from a successful year for 3 in 2009.  We are extremely excited at the prospect of expanding throughout the country and creating many jobs nationwide.”


Speaking at the announcement, 3 Store Manager Ennis 3 said: “We have a fantastic team here in Ennis 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 store.”


The 28 stores will consist 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.


3 already employs over 250 employees across the country and has invested over €600 million in rolling out its high speed and high capacity network in Ireland to date, with ongoing investment as part of the National Broadband Scheme.


For more information see three.ie for details.