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Ennis Applegreen hits the right notes

Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer speaks to Akash Aggarwal, owner of Western Service Station Applegreen Ennis about his successful site in the west of Ireland. Ennis, the biggest town between Galway and Limerick, borrows something valuable from each. The youth and artistic exuberance of the northern city can be felt in an evening’s musical meander around the town’s cobbled streets. ...

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Charlestown welcomes Supermacs and new Top Oil forecourt

Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh has opened a Top Oil branded forecourt in Co Mayo, and it’s a huge hit with the local town, according to manager Adrian Feerick. The arrival of Pat McDonagh’s newest forecourt in Co Mayo was big news for the area, hitting the headlines in the Connaught Telegraph. “Excitement at the opening of new Supermac’s” read the ...

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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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