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One week remains for Early Bird offer!

It’s time to drop everything and book now for Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit. Just one week remains to take advantage of the sensational Early Bird offer, which ends on August 2, giving you access to Ireland’s most exciting retail conference and trade exhibition at an incredible price. Huge numbers of the region’s best retailers, decision-makers, and key symbol group leaders have ...

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Feeding the network – Thomas Ennis on his stunning Spar stores

Thomas Ennis has built an astonishing network of Spar stores, and tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer how he’s embraced his mistakes to create success “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” Dublin playwright George Bernard Shaw’s approach to the art of mistake making still rings true 67 ...

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Giving back in Ballydehob

Ivan Camier’s Gala is Ireland’s most southern convenience store and forecourt. It may be a rural setting, but it’s very much a modern existence… The creative village of Ballydehob rests on the knuckle of Ireland’s most south westerly toe. It’s an extremity famed for its clean air, lush leafiness, and quaint village life, and leads to Ireland’s official end-point, Mizen ...

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RGDATA urge Tanaiste to halt business cost rises

A group representing Irish retailers has urged Tanaiste to halt a spate of increases in business costs. The meeting between RGData and and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Frances Fitzgerald followed a recommendation by the Low Pay Commission to increase the minimum wage by 30c an hour would, benefiting up to 150,000 workers. The increase brings the minimum wage ...

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UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars from 2040

UK motorists have just 24 years remaining to buy petrol or diesel cars and vans, as the Government outlined anti-pollution plans that will outlaw fossil fuel versions of the vehicles by 2040. The plans follow French President Francois Macron’s commitment to remove his country’s polluting vehicles in a similar timeframe. The announcement comes amid a wave of commercial activity in ...

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Inver to keep name after takeover

Inver is to keep its current trading name after its acquisition by British fuel distributor Greenergy. Inver Energy Limited announced last week the sale of the company’s total share capital to Greenergy, which includes 100% of Inver Energy (UK) Limited, Inver’s UK subsidiary, along with its 50% share of the Atlantic Fuel Supply Company  Limited and its oil terminal in Foynes. ...

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