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RGDATA Tara Buckley

Speaking up for retail

2017 was a busy and productive year for Ireland’s longest established trade association, RGDATA. Its director general, Tara Buckley, has been speaking to IFCR… RGDATA made more than 30 submissions to Irish and EU bodies in 2017, presented to four Oireachtas committees and had numerous meetings with ministers, TDs, senators, and government bodies in order to represent the interests of ...

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diesel pump

Diesel hit as new car sales tumble

Plunging sales saw the UK new car market in decline for a seventh consecutive month in October, with 158,192 new units registered. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal overall demand fell by 12.2 per cent in October, with diesel sales being the worst affected. While petrol sales rose slightly at 2.7 per cent, diesel ...

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Applegreen

Tis the Season, Applegreen fuels Double Donation December

Applegreen Charitable Fund reaches €2m raised for Charities €1m Raised since 2016 for Barnardos, Debra Ireland, ISPCC Childline and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Featured image credit: Robbie Reynolds Photography Applegreen announced December 15, that their customers and staff all over Ireland have raised a milestone €2 million for charity since the foundation of the company’s charitable fund in 2009, making ...

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Milestone scores hat-trick at major industry awards

Returning champion Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland has been named the overall winner at the recent Neighbourhood Retailer Awards, picking up three awards including the Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year prize. Hosted by household names, Pamela Ballantine and Stephen Clements, the 2017 awards, held in association with RiverRidge, saw almost 500 of Northern Ireland’s best retailers descend on the Crowne Plaza in ...

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Exceptional expertise at Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit

Over 400 delegates attended Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit on 6 September to hear from global retailing experts at the landmark conference. The Summit took place in Dublin’s Clayton on Burlington Road Hotel, featuring a range of A-list names from the world of convenience retailing. The event, hosted by sharply witted broadcaster Ivan Yates, culminated in a sit-down chat with Canadian ...

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Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards winners revealed!

The founder of Applegreen and Topaz Dublin Port were among the prestigious list of winners at a major industry awards event in Dublin on Wednesday 6 September. After undergoing rigorous independent judging ahead of this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards, Topaz Dublin Post overcame world-class competition from throughout the island of Ireland to win the top prize of ...

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Six more Freshii locations to open by Christmas

Global healthy fast food chain, Freshii, has announced it will open six more Irish restaurants by Christmas this year. The locations include Dame Street, The Point Village, Sandyford and Smithfield. Two additional outlets are currently at the planning, and their locations will be released at a later date. The announcement was made by Freshii’s founder and CEO Matthew Corrin who was ...

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IFCR Awards 2014 host Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam O’Callaghan confirmed as host for top industry awards

Lauded presenter and broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan is to return as this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards host as tickets sales soar The RTÉ Irish television current affairs presenter is back as the glittering event’s MC for another year as the final preparations are made for the biggest industry event of the year. And as ticket sales for Ireland’s ...

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Six days left to book Dublin’s landmark retail Summit

Only six days remain to book your place at a landmark retail event taking place in Dublin – Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit. Global superstars of convenience retail are heading to Ireland for the event on 6 September to give the local industry a major boost. Hundreds of Irish retailers, store owners, and head office executives in the retail trade have ...

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Six days left to book Dublin’s landmark retail Summit

Only six days remain to book your place at a landmark retail event taking place in Dublin – Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit. Global superstars of convenience retail are heading to Ireland for the event on 6 September to give the local industry a major boost. Hundreds of Irish retailers, store owners, and head office executives in the retail trade have ...

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UK Gov putting party before ‘rational considerations’ on Brexit

The chief executive of Ireland’s largest business organisation has said the UK Government’s Brexit policy puts party political concerns ahead of “rational economic considerations”. Danny McCoy’s robust comments came in response to a Position Paper in which the UK Government outlined proposals appearing to rule-out a physical border with the Republic after Brexit. The paper, published on 16 August, discusses a range ...

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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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