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Camlin service station in the spotlight

Joe Raleigh’s family-run Camlin Service Station has been serving one of Longford’s arterial routes since 1988. The popular forecourt is already home to an award-winning BWG Spar, but Joe is convinced his latest partnership with Valero will see his business flourish in what are changing times for the industry. “In November last year we found ourselves in a free situation,” ...

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Topaz Re.Store fuelling the Irish economy

Topaz began 2015 announcing they were moving into “expansion mode”, and the plan continues unabated with the refitting of Clonsaugh in north Dublin, and Ballacolla in Co Laois. The stations were redeveloped at a cost of €10 million, providing over 300 jobs in total, while both have been reimagined into Topaz’s Re.Store format – an idea-heavy concept that takes their ...

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Miller & Cook, Mullingar

Miller & Cook, Mullingar

Mark Gavin talks about his new venture Miller & Cook

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Crawford's Topaz, Blanchardstown

Crawford’s Topaz/Daybreak, Co Dublin

IFCR visits Crawford's Topaz in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin

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Devlin's Complex. Culloville

Devlin’s, Culloville

Devlin’s complex in Culloville opened its doors in April and is doing a great trade

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O'Reilly's Maxol/Mace, Blackpool, Cork

O’Reilly’s Maxol/Mace, Blackpool

IFCR visits Seamus O’Reilly's new new Maxol/Mace retail business

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Topaz Dublin Airport

IFCR visits Topaz's stunning flagship station at Dublin Airport

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Esso/Gala, Kiltale, Co Meath

King’s Gala/Esso, Kiltale

King's new Gala store and Esso forecourt has reinvigorated the town of Trim, Co Meath

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Solo A29, Cookstown

Solo/Spar A29 Service Station, Cookstown

Many retailers come in to the business from completely different backgrounds. Jonathan Finch is no different. He worked as a qualified chartered surveyor before making the move into property development with his business partners Les Ross and Andrew Hutchinson. Before the recession, the trio became part owners of two shops in Scotland with a view to redevelop and sell them ...

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Millen's Centra/Topaz Carrickfergus

Millen’s Centra/Topaz, Carrickfergus

Robert and Dymphna Millen saw a retail niche in Carrickfergus and late last year realised their plans as they opened a brand new Centra/Topaz store which is doing remarkable business… After 10 years operating a Centra c-store in Antrim, Robert and Dymphna Millen decided to take on a new challenge in their home town of Carrickfergus. The area was crying out for ...

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