Alan and Jim Divney’s business has just signed a €2 million deal with Tesco

The deep and protracted recession of the 80s was hardly a good time to start a new business, but father and son Jim and Alan Divney did it anyway, est(...)

Core higher-margin ‘power brands’ such as Bisto, Mr Kipling, Batchelors soup and Ambrosia custard, down 4.9 per cent to £240.8 million.

Premier Foods, the maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy, posted a 2.1 per cent rise in first half trading profit, though its sales fell, reflect(...)

The judges and contestants: Bridget Harney, Daire Begley, Stephen Chisholm, Aoife Nic Aonghusa, Barbara Dolan, Jarek Orlowski, Paul Kelly, Anna Nolan, Biddy White-Lennon, Will De Korte, Oonagh Barrett, Tom Walton, Maryanne Dalton, Steve Twydell and Laura Carroll
Watch out for soggy bottoms

There’s a scene from The Great Irish Bake Off, which starts tomorrow night on TV3, that perfectly encapsulates the appeal of a programme that has enjo(...)