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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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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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Kilkenny at a ‘Cross’ roads

Philip Cross, owner of Topaz Spar in Kilkenny’s Callan Road, speaks to IF&CR after switching brand An avid eye might just catch a glimpse of Philip Cross’s Topaz service station from one of Kilkenny Castle’s archaic crenels. Located just under a kilometre (as the crow flies) from the fortification and surrounding city centre, the forecourt rests at three chief intersections ...

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Staying ahead in Headford

The town of Headford, located a fairly stiff drive north of Galway city centre, has two claims to fame. Firstly, it had a brief cameo as the back drop to John Wayne’s man’s man, Sean Thornton, in the Oscar winning The Quiet Man; and secondly, its iron-aged archaeological monuments. It may be small, but it’s growing, and that’s good news ...

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McNulty’s business becomes rock of Hospital

It’s usually hedonistic rock stars that grab the headlines at the age of 27, but for young Eric McNulty, it’s the beginning of a blossoming business career. After his (slight) return to Ireland following academic pursuits in Scotland, his new show-stopping forecourt in Co Limerick is quickly becoming a huge hit with the local community. McNulty’s Fuels is located on ...

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