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Gala award Candy’s Carnew

Michael Kelly speaks to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer after his Gala store and forecourt in Carnew, Co Wexford, undergoes a rigorous revamp. Achieving buy-in – a personal investment of time, effort and good intention – is one of the strongest foundations any business can have. Candy’s Carnew in Co Wicklow is as good an example of this as you ...

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Fingerboard Tullamore hits the high note

IF&CR speaks to Olive Flynn, who along with husband Aidan runs the recently transformed Fingerboard service station in Tullamore The intriguingly named Fingerboard forecourt on the Charleville Road Tullamore turns 70 next year – what a time to reinvent it. Admired locally for its 99 ice-cream cones, it’s a store where everybody knows your name. A former Esso site, it ...

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Maxol at the heart of it in Dundalk

The Maxol team speaks to IF&CR about the company’s latest forecourt opposite Dundalk’s Institute of Technology Most readers of this magazine would hardly need a lesson on the importance of location, but Maxol seem to have turned the skill into an art form. The latest addition is example of location insight at its best. Speaking to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience ...

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Veteran Waterford couple hailed as best Newcomers

After only months of trading at their new forecourt site on the Park Road, Waterford, veteran retailers Brian and Siobhan Mooney collected the Forecourt of the Year (category one) title at the recent IFCR gala awards in Dublin… Waterford couple, Brian and Siobhan Mooney were celebrating early success recently with their new Park Road forecourt site in the city after ...

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Turvey on top at IF&CR Awards

After walking away with a major prize in the recent IF&CR awards, Junction 4’s site director explains how the service station has stayed on top for the past four years. “We’re delighted with the award,” said Aaron MacHale, site director at the award-winning Junction 4 Turvey site in Swords, Dublin. The Great Gas and Centra site was named winner in ...

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Victory for the ‘Battleship’! – Applegreen Lusk takes top prize

The captain of Applegreen Lusk Northbound, known affectionately as ‘the Battleship’, speaks to IF&CR following the site’s award-winning performance. Battle cries erupted around the Ballsbridge Hotel on the 11th of September when Applegreen Lusk Northbound was revealed as the name on the golden Forecourt of the Year envelope. Applegreen’s original Motorway Service Area (MSA), the first of their hugely-ambitious sites, ...

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