Alison Cowzer

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These women appear to have been subject to an Upstairs, Downstairs regime in Leinster House, left without basic facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House is a big old building, and big old buildings are a devil to keep clean. The cleaners – almost all women – are on the go from the crack(...)

East Coast Bakehouse co-founder Michael Carey

Just three Irish companies are included on a high-profile list of Europe’s fastest-growing firms, down from a record nine in 2017. The Financial Time(...)

  A shop on Dublin’s Henry Street closing down. Committed entrepreneurs are trying to hang onto old customers and attract new shoppers into their street shops during the pandemic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Footfall in Dublin’s city centre has witnessed a massive decrease over the past six months. Committed entrepreneurs are trying to hang onto old custom(...)

Goodbody Stockbroker boss Roy Barrett, who reportedly told staff that its sale to Bank of China is taking longer than expected.

Nasdaq-listed tech group MongoDB has signed a lease worth €24 million on a new office in Dublin with the capacity for up to 500 employees, according t(...)

East Coast Bakehouse managing director Michael Carey: “The cash burn has ended, thankfully.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish biscuit maker East Coast Bakehouse has hired EY Corporate Finance to raise €5 million to acquire more packing equipment for its factory in Drog(...)

Alison Cowzer  co-founder and CEO of East Coast Bakehouse: ‘The challenge is around the cultural issues.’

Society needs to “embed a cultural norm” of young girls and women having the ambition to rise to the top and continue their careers if the gender gap (...)

Evan Talty: “Our capacity to produce is 10 times greater than it was two years ago. We have totally repositioned ourselves in the market”

Starting off as a producer of animal feed and beauty products with seaweed as a core ingredient, the past two years have seen Wild Irish Seaweeds evol(...)

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(...)

East Coast Bakehouse’s Alison Cowzer and Michael Carey. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Alison Cowzer runs the Eastcoast Bakehouse in Co Louth with her husband, Michael Carey. The company makes own-brand cookies, available across a wide r(...)

East Coast Bakehouse co-founders Alison Cowzer and Michael Carey. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Irish biscuit maker East Coast Bakehouse has started carrying higher levels of product and is stockpiling certain ingredients as contingency measures (...)

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