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# IKEA

Last month
January 2023
# Flat Packed
Ikea to open first Irish distribution centre
And the children’s play area in the Ballymun store is set to reopen.
Last year
2022
# Dublin
German man to stand trial for the sexual assault of two girls in Ikea store
Christian Mayer, 47, with an address at Johannes Strasse in Nuremberg, was extradited in January.
All time
# Courts
Woman struck on head by falling flat-pack in Ikea awarded €60,000 damages
Hannan Tababi told her barrister that it had taken her three hours to find the exit from the Ikea store following the incident.
# snow storm
Snowstorm in Denmark strands customers overnight in Ikea
The store manager said they spent the evening watching television and eating.
THE MORNING LEAD
Christmas shoppers advised to buy early this year with supply bottlenecks likely to linger
A report by
Ian Curran
Global supply chains are creaking under the weight of booming consumer demand.
Smyths Toys has said Christmas shoppers should start early this year because of "global supply issues.
Ikea Ireland said this week that up to 10% of its product lines are unavailable.
Experts say the effects of the global transport crisis could linger for another 12 months.
# Retail
Around 10% of Ikea product lines 'unavailable' due to supply chain issues
IKEA said there are “too many product lines” affected in Ireland to list the items that are unavailable.
# Versailles
French court fines Ikea €1m over campaign to spy on unions and customers
Two former Ikea France executives were convicted and fined over the scheme and given suspended prison sentences.
# Opening Time
Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
Customers can expect social distancing enforcement, one way traffic systems and lots of hand sanitiser.
Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important
# IKEA
Ikea's French subsidiary goes on trial over illegal spying claims
Trade unions reported the furniture and home goods company to French authorities in 2012.
# turning the page
Ikea makes 'emotional but rational' decision to stop printing its annual catalogue
The move comes as customers move to digital alternatives.
# home update
'A splash of sophistication': Irish designers share their must-haves from IKEA's new collection
From cabinets to carpets, drawers to doors, we’ve sifted through IKEA’s latest to bring you these top picks.
# waiting for ikea
'We need furniture, carpets, some plants': Large queue outside Ikea store in Dublin as Phase Two begins
Some shops and other businesses are permitted to reopen from today.
# Retailers
Simon Harris says 'there's no need to camp outside Penneys' as major retailers outline re-opening plans
Under the government’s accelerated roadmap, retailers are permitted to re-open from Monday.
# not phased
Ikea cancels reopening of Dublin stores as homeware left off essential retail list
The Swedish furniture giant had planned to reopen on Monday.
# IKEA
Ikea set to reopen two Dublin outlets next week if government eases Covid-19 restrictions
The Swedish furniture giant said it would introduce several measures to ensure the well-being of customers.
# Philadelphia
Ikea to pay family over €40 million after 2-year-old boy killed by falling dresser
Jozef Dudek died in 2017 of his injuries after a recalled dresser tipped over onto him.
# basic stitch
Basic Stitch: I tried to recreate this €4 IKEA stool from my favourite DIYer
Will it pass the arse test?
# THE 155
Dublin Bus announce new route from Ballymun to Bray
The new bus route will operate every 20 minutes.
# life is swede
'It's a total cheat on a mid century classic': 10 interior designers choose their Ikea must-haves
What are the Ikea products that the pros turn to?
# danish design
Ikea rival JYSK is on the way to Ireland - and has scouted 20 locations
The Danish homewares retailer aims to open 15 new stores in the Republic.
# shelved
Around 20 redundancies in Dublin as Ikea announces global job cuts
Redundancies could be offered over the next 2 years, the company said.
# retail and services
Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead
The Swedish flat-pack furniture giant had been looking at opening in south Dublin or Cork.
# IKEA
How Long Could You Survive In IKEA?
It’s not for everyone.
# Ballymun
Nap areas, meatball mounds and a 'tornado' vending machine - behind the scenes at Ikea
We take a tour of the Swedish furniture giant’s lucrative Dublin store’s little-seen areas.
# There goes my money
Just 10 of the many, many thoughts you'll have on a trip to IKEA
Do you really need those potted plants?
# clutching at straws
Ikea is getting rid of single-use straws from its stores and restaurants
The company aims to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020.
# Mamma Mia
Ikea in Ballymun attracted a ludicrous 3.6 million shoppers last year
We like our Swedish flatpack furniture here and no mistake.
# status red
Here are the stores, banks and post offices closing due to the bad weather
The entire nation has been advised to remain indoors from 4pm today.
# IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad - the founder of Ikea - dies aged 91
Kamprad founded the Ikea in in Sweden in 1943.
# will they wont they
Ikea is 'exploring the option' of opening a south Dublin store
But the flat-pack giant hasn’t committed to a new Irish location just yet.
# Profit
Flat-pack king Ikea sold more than €160m worth of furniture in lreland this year
Turnover at the local wing of the Scandinavian giant grew by 10%.
# IKEA
Man who banged his head in Ikea car park awarded over €35,000 in damages
He had been recovering from heart surgery.
# IKEA
Can a giant multinational like Ikea make low cost, mass-produced furniture and call itself sustainable?
The Swedish furniture giant is one of the biggest and most profitable retailers in the world.
# Ophelia
Here are the shops and businesses remaining closed due to storm
Dunnes, Lidl, Tesco and Aldi are among the outlets closed.
# bet you can't
Can You Make It Through An IKEA Trip Without Losing The Rag?
Journey with us to IKEA Hell.
# you can never have too much
9 places that stationery addicts are guaranteed to find cute products
Places to buy gifts for the doodlers and obsessive list makers in your life.
# gin and tonic
13 last-minute (but lovely) Mother's Day gift ideas for under €30
If nothing else, we have some solid poetry inspiration here.
# ben and celina
The groom organised the wedding in IKEA Dublin on Don't Tell The Bride last night
“I’m standing in IKEA in a wedding dress.”
# Clandestine
People are videoing themselves sleeping overnight in Ikea
The trend has sparked a series of viral videos – and confrontations with security guards.
# Malm model
No recall in Ireland for Ikea dressers that tipped on top of US children
The company issued a recall of these products in the US and Canada yesterday after six children were killed.