Topaz to create 100 jobs across 2 new service stations

100 full-time jobs are expected when two motorway service stations are constructed by Topaz.

An investment of around €8m will be made on the construction of the sites on the M8 in Co Laois and M9 in Co Carlow.

One of the stations will be located at Junction 3 on the Dublin-Cork motorway (M8) near Ballacolla in Co Laois.

The other will be situated at Junction 5 on the Dublin-Waterford motorway (M9) in Co Carlow.

Work on the site in Co Laois is scheduled to begin in January 2014.

The planning application has been submitted for the Co Carlow site and if granted permission work is expected to begin next summer.

It is expected that up to 200 people will be employed during the construction phase of both sites.