Clodagh Cavanagh, Abbey Machinery: “We export over 60 per cent of our manufactured products.” Photograph: Richie Stokes

Not many Irish manufacturers can boast the pedigree of the Cavanagh family, which has been making agricultural equipment in Tipperary since the 1800s,(...)

The Starrs have run a business from this premises since 1907 and Joe jnr and his wife Angela Kennedy-Starr now run the place and live over the shop

Nenagh is a big agricultural town. Historically a market town, it came into its own when Co Tipperary was divided into two ridings. Grange, a few mile(...)

Kevin McLoughlin with Ian Murphy, director of  Growth & Scaling Invest NI, Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, Anne Heraty and programme director Sean Duffy. Photograph: Maxwellphotography.ie

The shortlist for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards has been announced, with 24 companies selected to compete across three categories. The(...)

Ray Flemming from Wexford surveying a feeder made by Abbey Machinery during the FTMTA Show at Punchestown. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Rhino is a hulk of a machine. The 14-metre long piece of equipment washes, de-stones and chops sugar beet and it is one of the first things you se(...)