Small Business

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Mike Treanor, director of design and operations, at Mullan Lighting.

Mullan Lighting is a designer and manufacturer of bespoke lighting for the commercial, hospitality, retail and residential sectors. The company employ(...)

Harry and Niall Gleeson of RE Flanagan: ‘If a groom needs a size 18 white shirt for the next day, we are the only wholesalers who can get it to him.’

Richard Edward Flanagan founded RE Flanagan in 1961, when he took an agency to distribute English luggage to Irish retailers. His son, Dermot, joined (...)

Gregory Bradley: “We have been growing aggressively for six years but what we want to do is keep it manageable and sustainable.”

BLK BOX Fitness is a fitness equipment manufacturer based in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Established in 2012 by 30-year-old managing director Gregory B(...)

Modern Tyres director Jimmy Byrne: “I’m terrified of Brexit. We’ve been through it already up here, when we had border posts and had to go through customs checks every day. Nobody knows.”

Dublin man and Modern Tyres director Jimmy Byrne dreads the return of a hard border. Byrne was born in Harold’s Cross in Dublin and followed in his fa(...)

House of Fraser, Dundrum, Dublin. The UK retail chain  filed for administration on August 10th.

Newbridge Silverware, Foxford Woollen Mills, Google Ireland – and even Irish Water – are just some of the Irish-based brands and companies that have b(...)

Allison and Will Abernethy:  they   gave up their jobs as a farmer and a nurse to produce butter and fudge full time

Harry and Meghan’s guests enjoyed handcrafted butter. The husband and wife team behind Co Down’s Abernethy Butter are experiencing fresh success after(...)

Ailwee Caves directors Nicky Johnson and Nuala Mulqueeney. Visitor numbers to the Co Clare tourist attraction have stabilised at 140,000-150,000 annually. Photograph: Ken Williams.

In its 40-odd years in operation as a tourist attraction in north Co Clare, diversification has been the watchword at the Ailwee Caves. As with any(...)

Jack  and Theo Kirwan of restaurant chain Sprout & Co. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Having trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Jack Kirwan began making and selling fresh juices out of Avoca in 2013. The concept evolved, leading to t(...)

Keoghs Crisps managing director Tom Keogh with supplier Michael O’Neill of O’Neills Irish Atlantic Sea Salt of the Beara Peninsula.

The Keoghs have been farming potatoes in north county Dublin for more than 200 years. A family operation, they supply field vegetables from “Dublin’s (...)

The O’Malley family, who run Achill Island Sea Salt

Achill Island Sea Salt is a family business that was inspired by the forgotten tradition of salt production on the island. Founded by Marjorie O’Malle(...)

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