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The Irish have landed in Pennsylvania. Today Primark opened its second store in the U.S. at the King of Prussia mall. The design team was invited to share in the private opening event prior to the grand opening. Breege O'Donoghue, Group Director Business Development & New Markets, made opening remarks, inaugurating the 103rd store of the 46-year old chain. The Irish Ambassador to the US, Anne Anderson, was on hand to fete the new store and congratulate the Dublin-based retailer. She recounted shopping at the first Primark store, then called Penneys, in Dublin in 1969 at the age of 17. She said that even then it offered fashionable clothes at affordable prices, which she appreciated as a young student with meager means.