Bare shelves during the Beast from the East  showed how reliant we are on food from the UK. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish supermarkets are very vulnerable to changed circumstance. That has rarely been clearer than it was at the end of February last year when the few(...)

Cully & Sully,  which makes and sells chilled soups, was founded by Colum O’Sullivan and Cullen Allen, whose family run the Ballymaloe foods business.

Profits at the company behind the Cully & Sully foods business fell 17 per cent in its last financial year to €3.18 million as costs rose, the lat(...)

Colum O’Sullivan and Cullen Allen, founders of artisan soup and food business Cully & Sully

Artisan food group Cully & Sully continues to thrive under its new ownership. The fresh soup business of Colum O’Sullivan and Cullen Allen, which (...)

Cullen Allen and Colum O Sullivan: shared a multimillion euro windfall after they sold their business to the New York-based Hain Celestial in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cork artisan food firm sold by Colum O’Sullivan and Cullen Allen to an organic products group based in the United States increased its accumulated(...)