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(...)

East Coast Bakehouse executive chairman Michael Carey. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish biscuit maker East Coast Bakehouse forecasts that exports will account for 80 per cent of its business in the coming three years as the company (...)

 Tracy Carroll and her daughter Willow at their home. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Good morning cheeky face,” says Catherine Fullerton to Willow Carroll. Willow is two years and 10 months old and has spastic quadriplegic cere(...)

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 (...)

Nurse Mary Joe Guilfoyle with Aisling. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The little girl with an incurable neurological condition had become too big for her cot at home and she was entitled to an electric care bed from the (...)

Mary Ann O’Brien, founder of lily O’Brien’s. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The acquisition of chocolate and dessert maker Lily O’Brien’s has been completed by Colian Holding, a company listed on the Warsaw stock exchange. T(...)

Mary Ann O’Brien, the founder of Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates, pictured in the company’s factory in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Irish chocolate manufacturer Lily O’Brien’s has agreed to be acquired by Colian Holdings, a Polish food company, for €40 million. The debt-free acqui(...)

Former independent senator Mary Ann O’Brien founded Lily O’Brien’s 25 years ago, naming it  after her daughter

Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI), a fund jointly owned and run by US player Carlyle and the Irish-owned Cardinal Capital group, has entered into exclusi(...)

Mary Ann O’Brien, of Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates, at home in Co Kilkenny: “The kitchen is big enough for multitasking, so the cook never misses any of the fun or conversation.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Mary Ann O’Brien founded the Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates company in 1992, after a trip to South Africa and the first of many learning experiences in mak(...)

Mary Ann O’Brien: “You must remember there was €4 billion of State funding swilling around in the charities sector with no proper oversight.”

Footage of Mercedes and Audi cars being taken into possession by the interim chief executive of Console over the weekend sent out a discordant image t(...)

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