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Discover more about Boots Ireland

About Boots

Boots Ireland is a leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer with 80 Boots Ireland stores and just over 2,000 employees.* Boots Ireland's purpose is to help customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Customers are at the heart of the Boots Ireland business. We are committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, being the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offering innovative products 'only at Boots', such as No7 - all delivered with the great value our customers love.

Established in Ireland since 1996, the Boots brand is at the heart of the communities it serves.

Boots Ireland is a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, whose purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

Find out more about Walgreens Boots Alliance here: http://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com/

*As of 2015

Boots for value

Our dedication to offering great value has remained unchanged and because we believe that our customers deserve great quality and value all year long, we check thousands of prices every single week. This keeps us up to date with what's happening in the market so we can be more competitive. 

But we believe value is about more than just price. We bring great value to our customers in lots of other ways including fantastic promotions throughout the year, expert health and beauty advice and 4 points per €1 with our famous Advantage Card. Our customers can also sign up for extra benefits, such as our More Treats For Over 60s scheme.


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Did you know?

  • Our highly skilled beauty consultants offer our customers free beauty advice
  • Our trained pharmacists offer customers quality health and wellbeing advice
  • Our new Essentials range includes great quality toiletries from prices as low as 65c, and all of the products are created and developed by Boots
  • We have one of the most generous loyalty schemes on the high street, giving our customers an amazing 4 points per €1 with our Advantage Card.

Only at Boots

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We're committed to offering our customers innovative and fantastic new products. We do this through our brand expertise along with our strong product development and sourcing capabilities. 

Many of our product brands, such as No7 skincare and make-up, hold market leading positions in the UK and are growing fast in both profile and market penetration. 

Almost all of our innovative, unique products are developed in our own product development, testing and customer evaluation facilities in Nottingham, UK. These unique facilities provide us with a significant skills and resource base to evolve and grow our product portfolio, giving our customers innovative and fantastic new products.

Online shopping

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Boots.ie launched in June 2013 offering our customers the opportunity to buy health, beauty and baby products online. The launch of boots.ie also means every store now has the ability to order products for their customers, meaning customers have access to the entire range of Boots products in every store. 

We are developing even more ways for our customers to shop with us; in October 2014 we launched our 'order & collect' service followed by the launch of our boots.ie mobile site in November 2014. This helps ensure that our customers can access the fantastic Boots range that we are famous for in the most convenient way for them. 


Our stores

We're here to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible.

Our larger Boots health and beauty stores offer destination shopping with a wide range of products including all Boots leading brands. Our flagship stores also offer beauty halls with beauty consultants and premium cosmetics. Our Boots airport stores have targeted ranges to meet the needs of our customers when they're travelling.

And we will reach even more of our customers where they want us by continuing to acquire new pharmacies, putting pharmacy at the heart of our communities.

Our dedicated team, located in Dublin, supports our stores and customers. 

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Pharmacy

We're on a mission to provide our customers and patients with great healthcare products and services, which help them look and feel better than they ever imagined.

Healthcare at Boots is not just about dispensing prescriptions, but also about offering expert advice to all our patients and customers, ensuring they get top quality patient care in a location that is convenient to them. 

Our promise to you

When you visit one of our pharmacies, we promise to:

  • Put you and what you want first
  • Help you as quickly as we can
  • Be friendly and treat you with respect
  • Listen to your ideas on how we can improve and act on them when we can
  • Sort out any problems quickly and efficiently
  • Use everyday language, without medical jargon
  • Give you impartial and confidential advice
  • Suggest other services that might be of help
  • Give you useful leaflets and information

If we don't, please let us know. We take our promises seriously.


See our full range of services available or speak to a member of the healthcare team in any store.

Heritage

At the heart of our business is our commitment to our customers and patients. From the humble beginnings of both Alliance Pharmacy and Boots, key figures have had the vision to push boundaries and seek new solutions. Today it's this same spirit that powers our business, helping us make a real difference.

Timeline of Boots heritage

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Boots Ireland we're proud to be involved in various fundraising and corporate social responsibility initiatives and are dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Take a look at this video to find out more about some of our initiatives.

Irish Cancer Society

Boots Ireland have partnered with the Irish Cancer Society since 2012 and the partnership has grown and evolved to become a core element of our CSR programme which includes fundraising, volunteering, raising awareness of cancer as well as early detection.

To date since partnering with The Irish Cancer Society we have raised in excess of €1,000,000 for their Night Nursing service, which is a nationwide service providing free end of life care allowing patients to remain in their own homes. This equates to over 2,850 nights of Night Nursing care and has been achieved through a programme of fundraising activities and events taking place across stores throughout the year culminating in our annual ‘Boots Night Walk for Night Nurses’. This fantastic achievement would not have been possible without the generosity and support of our customers, so a big Thank You.

Over the course of the partnership we have been awarded Best Corporate Charity Partnership by National Fundraising Ireland as well as being shortlisted for Chambers Ireland CSR awards under the Community - Charity sector.

We have utilised our skills as a healthcare and beauty provider with the launch of the Boots Irish Cancer Information Pharmacist which complements the role of the Boots Cancer Beauty Advisor. Both of these roles help people in dealing with the effects of cancer by providing advice in helping them to both look and feel better.

Boots staff raise €633,000

Boots Irish Cancer Society Information Pharmacist

The role of the Boots Irish Cancer Society Information Pharmacist was launched in 2015 to help provide support and advice. Having somewhere to turn to when you need help can make a real difference, which is why all our Pharmacies now have a Boots Irish Cancer Society Information Pharmacist. They are trained to support you if you're affected by cancer, from advice on the side effects of treatment, to providing support as well as practical tips on living with cancer and directing you to additional support available. 

Boots Cancer Beauty Advisors

Cancer treatment can affect your appearance, which can understandably affect the way you feel. Our No7 consultants & Boots Beauty advisors are trained to support those who are undergoing treatment for cancer, from offering make-up tips to helping manage the visible side effects of treatment, giving advice on make-up, skin, hair and nails so you can start to feel more like you again.

Find out more about both of these roles and our partnership with Irish Cancer Society.

Business in the Community (BITC)

In partnership with Business in the Community we run a variety of activities : 

We support the Schools Business Partnership Programme which is designed to help leaving cert students in disadvantaged areas to remain in school and complete their education. In each of the schools we run a series of workshops throughout the year culminating in CV clinics and mock interviews. 


As part of the  Managing Excellence for Teachers & Principals programme we use the professional skills & expertise we have within our business to deliver training to school staff across a range of topics including Leadership, Operations and Personal Development. 

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With the Ready For Work scheme we help disadvantaged people who have been out of the workforce for some time to gain work experience in our stores, in readiness for securing employment.  


Schools Business Partnership - MET programme

Dress for Success

In February 2013 we launched our partnership with Dress for Success, whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a support network, professional attire and the development tools to succeed in a working environment. 


We run a series of recruitment clinics throughout the year with advice on CV’s, interview skills and online applications. Further support is given by our No7 advisors in helping to build confidence through make up consultations and supply of product for use as starter interview kits. 

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Business Working Responsibly Mark

Boots were the first retailer back in 2013 to have been awarded the BITC - Business Working Responsibly Mark. This involves an assessment looking at leadership, policies, practices, performance and impact in areas across Ethics, Stakeholder & Employee Engagement, Customer Service, Innovation, Supply Chain Management, Environmental Practices and CSR Communications. It is audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and based on ISO 26000, certifies businesses with  responsible and sustainable practices. Boots were re-accredited with the Business Mark in 2015 for a period of 3 years.

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Accepting the Business Working Responsibility award

Sea Change

We partner with See Change – The National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership.  It involves an alliance of organisations working together through the National Stigma Reduction Partnership to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems. Through the  National Green Ribbon campaign the aim is to make the month of May every year synonymous with promoting open conversations of mental health and challenging the stigma of mental health problems. (Green ribbons are available in-stores in May).


Local Community Support

Our stores support in local communities across the country utilising the talents of our colleagues in skill based volunteering.

Boots Ireland would like to thank all our customers for your on-going support for all our corporate responsibility initiatives.