Fergal Quinn

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The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

Kevin and Fergal (right) Quinn: ‘When you’re a small business in Sligo, you literally have to roll with the punches,’ says Fergal.

Fergal Quinn, alongside his brother Kevin jnr, runs Acushla Limited, a hospitality group that operates pubs, nightclubs and a restaurant in Sligo town(...)

Feargal Quinn, who has died aged 82, pictured in the Sutton outlet of Superquinn in 1997. He opened his first shop in Dundalk in 1960. Photograph: David Sleator / The Irish Times

Fergal Quinn was a rare individual who combined a hugely successful business career with a deep commitment to public service. That one of the State’s (...)

Robbie Malone, his son Dean and sister Tina Norton at Robbie’s Greengrocer in Kilmacud, Dublin. James Forde for the Irish Times

Robbie’s Greengrocer and Food Store is to Kilmacud what Naturalia is to Paris and Harvest Market is to Brooklyn: a greengrocer and food store redefini(...)

John McCann of Willowbrook Foods. “Not one big customer is more than 20%  of our business. If you supply a big multiple it could be 80%  of your business”

The managing director of Willowbrook Foods, John McCann, is just off a flight from Aberdeen to Belfast. He was in Scotland with his development manage(...)

Brothers Fergal and Kevin Quinn, co founders of Hen and Stag Sligo: the business brings €4 million to the town, says Bloomberg. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even as they were polishing the boardroom table in Sligo’s Institute of Technology in preparation for today’s much anticipated Cabinet meeting, news b(...)

Suzie McAdam: paint combinations make furniture and artwork “more vivid”. Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy

Interior designers always say paint is the easiest and cheapest way to update a room. However, getting the colourscape right isn’t easy and most of us(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)