Sportswear giant O’Neills is opening a new superstore at Belfast’s CastleCourt Shopping Centre on March 5, adding 25 new jobs as part of their expansion in retail.

CastleCourt also confirmed today that leading UK beauty and healthcare retailer Superdrug was increasing its investment at Belfast’s leading shopping centre, boosting its size by a third to 8,000 sq. ft and confirming its position as Northern Ireland’s flagship branch.

Superdrug has more than 800 stores across the UK stocking a great range of health and beauty products, the company employs more than 14,000 people.

O’Neills’ decision to expand further by securing tenancy at Belfast’s CastleCourt brings its total number of retail outlets in Northern Ireland to eight and its second for Belfast.

A major recruitment drive is now underway to fill a range of roles, including assistant managers, supervisors and sales assistants. The company which now employs over 900 staff across the island of Ireland, opened a major retail outlet in Derry city centre 18 months ago.

Founded in 1918, O’Neills designs, manufactures and sells a wide range of sports and leisure wear and is well known for its Gaelic games sportswear which it sells around the world.