• A service station on the Ballina Road in Foxford was sold at an online auction yesterday.

    The Applegreen service station in Foxford, which includes a four-pump forecourt and a car wash, was auctioned and secured the guide price  of €630,000.

    Currently the business is let to the Petrogas Group, a subsidiary of Applegreen, the current lease runs until 2036 and earns an annual rent of €80,000 which is set to increase to €84,000 from next year for a five year period.
    The service station was among the lots in an online auction hosted by digital property investment platform BidX1. There was just one bid on the Foxford petrol station which matched its €630,000 guide price.

  • The N5 at Carrabawn, Swinford has re-opened to traffic in the past few minutes (1pm) following a fatal collision yesterday afternoon.

    A car and lorry collided on the N5, near the Applegreen store, just before 4pm.

    The 61-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

    He has been named locally as Frank Walsh , Treeneure, Kiltimagh.

    A passenger in the car, a man in his twenties, was taken by ambulance from the scene to Mayo University Hospital. His injuries are described as not life threatening.

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station 094-9372080.

  • Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a break-in to the Applegreen Filling Station in Foxford overnight.

    At around 12.30am two intruders gained entry to the filling station and activated the alarm system in doing so, Ballina Gardai were on patrol in the area at the time and responded to the call within minutes. The intruders fled the scene after trying to gain access to the ATM on site.

    Nothing was taken in the incident and Gardai say the two men gained entry to the filling station via a side window which was blocked up.

    The intruders were wearing dark clothes, with their faces covered and are described as tall and thin.

    There was no sign of any vehicle in the vicinity of the filling station.

    Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area last night or seen any vehicle in the area around that time to contact them in Foxford on 094-92-56102, Ballina on 096-20650 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

  • Gardai are investigating a break-in overnight at the Applegreen Filling Station and Centra store on the N17 near Kilkelly.

    The incident occurred at about 1.20 am this morning, and some damage was caused to the interior of the shop.

    The scene is being preserved for technical examination, and an investigation is underway.

    Claremorris Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at 094 - 93 72080.


  • Emergency services are at the scene of a serious road traffic accident in Kilkelly.

    The one car collision occurred close to the Applegreen station on the Knock road.

    Motorists are advised to approach with caution as the road is described as treacherous at present as a result of oil on the road as a result of the collision.

    The road remains open to traffic going both ways.

    Ambulances are en route to the scene of the crash.

    We’ll have more information as we get it.

  • The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Applegreen have teamed up again to help drivers to combat the effects of driver fatigue over this St Patrick’s Bank Holiday Weekend by providing free cups of coffee to drivers between 2pm and 8pm today (Friday) 16 March and Bank Holiday Monday (19 March).

    If you say ‘RSA’ to the till operator you can avail of a free coffee.

     This is the 6th year of this successful partnership which in 2017 saw over 10,000 cups of coffee handed out FREE! to tired drivers over four bank holiday weekends.

     It is estimated that driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland. Furthermore, tiredness-related collisions are 3 times more likely to be fatal or result in a serious injury because of the high impact speed and lack of avoiding action.

     To combat the effects of driver fatigue, the RSA advises drivers to Stop, Sip, Sleep.

    By following that advice, the RSA say you should be able to drive for another hour or so. But remember the only cure for a chronic lack of sleep is sleep.

  • Emergency services have reopened the road at the scene of a two-vehicle collision on the N5 near the Applegreen filling station in Swinford.

    Traffic was being diverted into Swinford for the past two hours.

    3 people were taken to hospital one from one vehicle with minor injuries, and the other two were taken in as a precautionary measure.

    Although it is not believed to be linked to this incident, the Gardai are reminding the public that they will be enforcing speed checks in the absence of speed vans, who are taking industrial action today.