Topaz, Ireland’s largest convenience and fuel retailer, has opened a ‘state of the art’ service station at Dublin Airport, after a €3m redevelopment of the site.

John Williamson, chief executive of Topaz, said the company wanted to give customers, especially visitors to Ireland, a friendly, professional and positive retail experience.

“About twenty million people travel through Dublin Airport every year – that’s around 55,000 a day - and not surprisingly, our service station is one of the busiest in the country. We were also delighted to have it completed in time for the extremely busy Christmas/New Year period.

“Topaz is in expansion mode and the redevelopment at Dublin Airport is a key part of that. Earlier this year we announced details of two new motorway sites on the M8 and M9. We are constantly looking at sites with good potential near motorways and that will continue into 2014.”

The new site features live departure/arrival information, and it has a cafe, hot food deli, Wi-Fi internet access, EV charger, car wash and a pay at pump facility.

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) chief executive Kevin Toland said the new development was excellent news, not only for air travellers but for everyone who works at Dublin Airport.

He explained: “We have been working closely with Topaz to enhance services for motorists and this wonderful new facility will do just that. In addition to serving the needs of the travelling public, it will benefit the 18,000 people who work at Dublin Airport, including DAA employees, airline staff, ground handlers, maintenance staff, car hire company employees, hotel staff, and taxi drivers.”