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Freshii announces fresh franchises

Healthy eating fast food chain Freshii has announced new franchisee-run outlets in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast. The company said it has plans to double its restaurant numbers in Ireland from six to at least 12 in the first six months of 2017. Freshii’s first restaurant in Northern Ireland will be located in Donegall Square in the heart of Belfast; the ...

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Investigation underway after Hoey’s Mace blaze

Specialist fire officers are investigating the cause of a large fire in the Stewartstown Road area of Belfast. The blaze at Hoey’s Mace and Solo forecourt saw local residents evacuated in the early hours of Wednesday morning. A total of seven fire appliances and an aerial appliance were tasked to the scene, along with a command support vehicle. Fire crews ...

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Applegreen announces first NI recruitment fair

Motorway service operator Applegreen is holding its first Northern Ireland recruitment fair on January 12 in Lisburn. The fair takes place as the Irish fuel and convenience retailer prepares to open its third Motorway Service Area (MSA) in Northern Ireland – its sixth NI site – directly opposite its popular Lisburn Southbound services. The opening of Lisburn North will create ...

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Inver hosts first dealer conference at Thomond Park

The home of Munster Rugby in Limerick, Thomond Park, was the venue for fuel retailer Inver’s first Dealer Conference. The event saw Inver CEO Chris O’Callaghan address the Irish forecourt market’s changing dynamics, and reveal the company’s future business and marketing strategy. The conference also highlighted the strong relationships Inver has with its forecourt partners. A varied selection of speakers ...

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Applegreen agrees €16M deal for Dublin Terminal

Fuel retailer Applegreen is to buy a 50% share in the Joint Fuels Terminal in Dublin Port for €15.7 million. The stake being acquired is owned by Topaz, who took ownership of the stake through its acquisition of Esso’s Irish operation last year. The Joint Fuels Terminal is one of three fuel importing facilities in the major port, and is ...

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SPAR supports National Children’s Hospital with #underthetree campaign

TV personality and mother of two Amanda Brunker has launched the SPAR #underthetree Twitter campaign to raise up to €20,000 for The National Children’s Hospital. The unique campaign, now in its third year, is powered by tweets using the #underthetree hashtag. The convenience retailer is asking people to get involved and help them light up the 20,000 lights on their ...

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