Plans to build Tesco's largest store in Ireland have been rejected, it was revealed last night.
Proposals for a 12,000 sq m supermarket at the Bridgewater retail park, near Banbridge, have been rejected by Planning Service.
A spokeswoman for the Planning Service said: "A notice of opinion to refuse planning permission has been served.
"The department awaits a formal response from the applicant."
Local traders opposed the proposals, arguing they would damage the town centre, causing jobs losses and shop closures.