Strong Roots

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Strong Roots founder and chief executive Samuel Dennigan at the company’s Dublin headquarters. Photograph: Tom Maher

Samuel Dennigan is, in his own words, “very good at vegging”. It’s an unwitting pun from the Dubliner whose fast-growing frozen food business, Strong (...)

Noel and Valerie Moran walked away with a €266 million payout for Prepaid Financial Service. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a year of extremes in the corporate world – financial reward and glory for some; the end of the road for others. And 2019 also saw a cast of fi(...)

Paul O’Neill, editor of The Irish Times, presents the Local Enterprise of the Year award to Sam Dennigan, CEO and founder of Strong Roots at The Irish Times Business Awards. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Strong Roots has been named Local Enterprise of the Year at The Irish Times Business Awards, at a ceremony held at the Mansion House in Dublin. The c(...)

Sam Dennigan, founder of Strong Roots, just one of many companies supported by  Local Enterprise Offices

Local Enterprise Offices have supported the creation of more than 18,600 jobs nationwide since they were established in 2014. The offices, which were(...)

Michael Carey and Alison Cowser from the East Coast Bakehouse. Photograph: Jason Clarke

While the Republic’s big corporates often dominate the headlines, the small and medium enterprises remain the backbone of the State’s economy. Here we(...)

Food for thought: Strong Roots’ founder Sam Dennigan

Fast-growing Irish food company Strong Roots is now being stocked by all the major UK grocery retailers. And it expects to almost double the number of(...)

Housing completions are two-thirds below official estimates, according to a new report from Goodbody

Housing completionsare two-thirds below official estimates, according to a new report from Goodbody. It shows that while the number of houses being bu(...)

Strong Roots founder Sam Dennigan: “We are weighing up a move to the US at some point but our main target for the foreseeable future will be the UK.”

Strong Roots, an Irish food company that specialises in healthy frozen vegetable products such as kale-and-quinoa burgers and sweet-potato fries, is e(...)

The BBQ at Inishturk with Myles Lamberth of Shells Cafe in Sligo. Photograph: Allen Kiely

My friend Fionn Kidney has been visiting Inishturk Island just off the coast of Mayo since he was a little kid. For the last five years, Fionn has cur(...)

Strong Roots chief executive Sam Dennigan: “The plan is to be a global brand – it just happens to be starting in Ireland.”

Sam Dennigan established Strong Roots, a company that specialises in producing healthy affordable frozen vegetable products such as kale-and-quinoa b(...)