Forecourt and petrol retailer Topaz is investing €10m in two new service stations that will open in north Dublin and Co Laois in January and create 110 new jobs.
The convenience and fuel retailer said that in addition to the full time jobs being created, 200 people are currently employed on the development of the sites, which will include service stations, restaurants and shops.
One of the stations is located at Junction 3, near the meeting of the M50 and the M1 at Clonshaugh in north Co Dublin, while the other is at Junction 3 on the Dublin Cork [M8] motorway near Ballacolla in Co Laois.
According to Paul Candon, marketing and corporate services director at Topaz, the new sites herald a period of significant investment by the company and further job creation.
“Topaz is in job creation and expansion mode and we are constantly looking at sites with good potential – particularly near motorways,” he said. “Our award-winning sites at Dublin Airport and Cashel have been extremely successful and we expect these new sites to be likewise. We are actively looking for new sites and locations across the country.”
“These new sites will provide services to approximately 50,000 motorists using the two motorways each day. They will also raise the bar in terms of the services available to customers and will include a shop, barista coffee, hot food to go, a cafe, WiFi internet access, EV charger, toilets, car wash, parking and truck fuelling as well as a quick serve restaurant.”