Sinead at home in new city outlet

Sinead at home in new city outlet
TV presenter Sinead Kennedy officially opened the new Homesense store on Grand Parade, Cork on Thursday. Pic: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

One of the flagship tenants of the new Capitol building on Grand Parade has officially opened its doors.

The Homesense store was opened yesterday, to great fanfare, by TV presenter Sinead Kennedy.

It is the brand's second store in the country – the first one opened last week in Blanchardstown. The two stores combined will create more than 60 jobs between Cork and Dublin.

As one would expect, Homesense sells items of homeware and forms part of the overall TK Maxx family.

Yesterday saw crowds of shoppers enter the premises for the first time, greeted by Ms Kennedy.

“Homesense has blown me away today! I am an avid TK Maxx Home fan so to have a store fully dedicated to branded homeware in the heart of Cork city is amazing,” said the presenter.

“The collection of unique finds available in store is really impressive and I have found some fantastic bargains and eclectic pieces for my home. I will most definitely be a regular customer and look forward to adding to my homeware collection at Homesense.” 

Commenting on the opening, Deborah Dolce, group brand and marketing director for TJX Europe, said she was delighted to now have a store in Cork.

“Since we announced the arrival of our second chain, the response from around the country has been wonderful and overwhelming,” she said.

“Homesense is quite different to any other home store in the market, and we are thrilled that Irish customers are ready to welcome our concept of a dedicated homeware and giftware destination, packed with unique gems and top brands at up to 60% less. We are proud to now have two stores officially open in Ireland.” 

As part of the TK Maxx family, Homesense offers savings of up to 60% off branded homeware.

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