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Flynn’s forge ahead in Ireland’s ‘most over-shopped town’

Ray Flynn, third generation owner of Flynn’s Tullow, tells Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer how competition has forced a rethink of his forecourt Over most of the last century, the market town of Tullow has been an arena of invention and modernisation by the Flynn family. But it was 1990 that saw the business begin a process of revolution that ...

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The strongest of starts…

A new Maxol/Mace forecourt site on the M3 at Mulhuddart came to the fore at the recent IFCR Awards when it claimed two of the most sought-after titles of the competition a scant six months after it opened its doors to the public. Russell Campbell has been to visit the winning forecourt. Perhaps the most immediately striking element of Keith ...

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Amber continues award-winning growth

The Amber network continues to expand as its outstanding Fermoy site picks up a prestigious Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Award. Amber was established in Fermoy in 1980 by the Fitzgerald family who identified a gap in the Irish market for a fuel discounter. Since that time, the company – one of the largest fuel retailers in Munster – has ...

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Marty Morrissey, Lola the Cow and the Smooch Ice Cream Party!

Dairyglen, a family run enterprise since 1991, marked its 25th birthday in October with a celebrity bash in Dublin. The popular brand was accompanied at the celebrations by RTE’s Marty Morrissey; Jonathan Irwin, founder of The Jack and Jill Foundation; and their ever popular Smooch ice-cream brand ambassador Lola the Cow, in Marley Park. As well as celebrating a quarter ...

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Leading the Revolution

The Revolution Laundrette… This concept was introduced into Ireland in 2013 with the first machine being installed in Courtown, Co Wexford. The Revolution laundrette is not your traditional laundry service with limited opening hours and high costs, its available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at a competitive price. This service is ideal for the modern busy family ...

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Applegreen is big lift for Lifford

Conor McGettigan’s new state-of-the-art Applegreen forecourt in Lifford, Co Donegal, is proving a major boon for the local area. Lifford’s modest population of 1,700 fails to reflect the pivotal position of the town. Resting on the River Foyle, marking the Northern Ireland and Republic border, the town is a popular conduit for thousands of border-crossing motorists every day. As the ...

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