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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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Roscommon is making the switch to Valero

IF&CR speaks to two Co Roscommon forecourt retailers, who have made the switch to Valero, selling fuel under the Texaco brand.   When experienced forecourt professionals with the business acumen of Declan Jones and Emer Cooney switch to your brand, you must be doing something right. Both former Esso dealers and highly-regarded business people in Co Roscommon, their forecourts have ...

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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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