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Tobacco sales could take tumble

 Retailers across Ireland could see further reductions to the sale of tobacco products after an increase in excise tax was introduced in October’s budget. The excise duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes is to increase by 50 cents, while roll your own tobacco will be hit with an additional 25 cent charge. The increase means a standard packet of ...

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Costcutter Charleville has the X-factor

Retail area manager for Amber Charleville, Micheal O’Sullivan, sings the praises of the impressive range at the site’s Costcutter to Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer It has only been opened since February 2016 but, already, the Costcutter outlet at Amber Charleville has become a star store for the symbol group. Its formidable talents were highlighted on the store’s first birthday ...

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Strong economic growth and jobs forecasted

Irish business group Ibec has forecast economic growth for the next two years, and more jobs for the economy. In its latest Quarterly Economic Outlook the business organisation predicted growth rates of 4.2% for 2017 and 3.2% in 2018 for the Irish economy. The group said a strong labour market, in particular, will underpin buoyancy in the domestic economy, while ...

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Ireland should beat UK to ban of diesel and petrol cars

Ireland should go a step further than the UK, pledging to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035, according to a Fine Gael TD. Dublin North-West representative Noel Rock said Ireland should “aim higher” after the UK Government outlined anti-pollution plans that will outlaw fossil fuel only cars and vans by 2040. Deputy Rock also urged the Irish ...

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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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