Drivers from Northern Ireland crossing the border to the Republic of Ireland for cheaper fuel are costing the Exchequer just over £200m a year, according to a study commissioned by the Irish tax authority.

Topaz and McDonald’s are to create 230 new jobs through the creation of two new motorway service areas (MSAs) in Carlow and Fermoy in the Irish Republic.

Irish family owned forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has announced its 2017 plans for Moreish, the company’s fresh food offering, based on growing trends in the food industry and consumer feedback.

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol, has launched the Maxol and AWARE Christmas candle, which is now available at all participating Maxol sites in Northern Ireland.

Maxol revealed it has spent €30m on forecourt development this year as McMullan Bros, the family owned company which owns the Irish forecourt group, reported pre-tax profits of €11.1m for 2015, on revenue of €569.8m.

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