Jeffrey Long steps into MD role at Java Republic following successful 2022

Former finance and operations director has been with Irish coffee roasting company for 15 years

Coffee roaster Java Republic has appointed a new managing director, with former finance and operations director Jeffrey Long stepping into the role.

Mr Long, who joined the company in 2008, takes over from Grace O’Shaughnessy, who has served as managing director for 17 years. He will assume responsibility for driving the future strategic direction of Java Republic, which employs almost 100 people.

Mr Long welcomed the opportunity to lead the company.

“Twenty twenty-two marked a successful year for our business following the market disruption brought about by the global pandemic over the prior two years. Notwithstanding the new challenges we all now face, coffee is a very dynamic and exciting industry, and I am very confident about the future for Java Republic,” he said.


“Grace has left a lasting impact on Java Republic and, as managing director, my aim is to build on her legacy, ensuring the company continues to grow its reputation as Ireland’s premium coffee roaster.”

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist