Greencore makes 430 million sandwiches, 150 million ready meals and 42 million quiches every year, which is pretty good going for an Irish-founded com(...)

Brian Hogan from KSG, winner of EY Industry Entrepreneurs of the Year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Brian Hogan of contract catering, restaurant and hospitality service provider KSG was named as the winner of the industry category at the EY Entrepre(...)

Caroline Keeling in the pepper glass house at the company’s  140-acre farm  in St Margarets, Co Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

If you have been tucking into some strawberries and cream during the recent fine weather, there is a one-in-two chance they were Caroline Keeling’s. T(...)

Caroline Keeling is the chief executive of fruit producer and food distributor Keelings. She joined Keelings as a technical manager in 1994, following(...)

From left: Jeremy Fitch of Invest Northern Ireland; Margaret Hearty of Intertrade Ireland; partner in charge of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme Frank O’Keeffe; and Pádraig Ó Céidigh, founder of Aer Arann and chairman of the judging panel. Photograph: Maxwells

Twenty-four businesses ranging from financial services and technology to agriculture and manufacturing are the finalists in this years Ernst &a(...)