Homewares and furniture retail chain The Range has announced that it has opened its first store in Ireland, as well as confirming plans to open a new store in Exeter.

The new Irish store, which has created around 70 jobs, officially opened in Limerick on the Childers Road Retail Park, and takes the unit formerly occupied by Atlantic Homecare.

The Range also revealed that it plans to open a new store in the former B&Q premises on Alphington Road in Exeter, although details of the launch date and the number of jobs to be created have yet to be confirmed.

Founded in 1980, The Range has over 100 stores across the UK and now one in Ireland.