Ireland's largest petrol station opens


Ireland's largest service station at Dublin Port has been officially opened by the Minster for Transport, Noel Dempsey TD.

The E7m Topaz Ireland-owned service station, which is four times larger than a typical Irish service station, is sited at the gateway to the Dublin Port.

"The opening of this service station is a great boost to the country's economy. Dublin Port is a vital part of keeping trade moving in Ireland. This facility will be of huge benefit to the haulage industry, the 4,000 people working at the port estate and the 1.4 million ferry passengers that travel by ferry from Dublin Port" - the Minister said.

Michael Sheary, Chief Financial Officer of Dublin Port Company said - "We've invested over €185 million in port facilities over the past ten years, to keep pace with the requirements of our increasing volume of customers. The infrastructure has improved considerably over the last number years and today's opening marks a further welcome development for all port customers.

"The 10,000 trucks that flow through the port, delivering consumer goods that will stock retail shelves everyday, are the lifeblood of this economy. This new service station will help to keep the economy rolling."