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Margaret and Leo Farrelly, started their free-range egg business in 1988

Free-range egg producer, Clonarn Clover, is a family affair. Margaret and Leo Farrelly and three of their four children work in the business, which be(...)

John Keohane: “Our primary focus is on growing the business and enjoying the journey for the moment.”

“There was going to be this change in the industry, a seismic shift, where it was moving from florescent base and metal halide traditional lighting so(...)

Cashel House Hotel owner Kay McEvilly with her son, Frank.

Cashel House Hotel was built in 1840 by George Emerson, a great-great-grandfather of the current owner, Kay McEvilly. She purchased the house with her(...)

Robin Maharaj of Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques.

Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques was established on the outskirts of Kilkenny city in 1998. The business specialises in architectural sal(...)

Liam, Frank and Francis Cullen, who run Mercury Security Management

Mercury Security Management started out as a “feet on the ground” type of security business. Now, the family-run company has incorporated technology t(...)

Dr Kate James and Rebecca Good of Éirim. “When we started Éirim 15 years ago, our main aim was to provide high-quality educational assessments in a timely manner to schools and parents.”

Éirim is a family business, established almost 15 years ago by two educational psychologists, sisters, Rebecca Good & Dr Kate James. They provide(...)

Katie and John Markham of ECL. The family-run executive transport company is now  entering a new phase through marketing and social media skills

“It started off as a glamorous enterprise, stretch limousines being used for the likes of debs, weddings and parties,” recalls John Markham, co-founde(...)

Jens Hellberg and Sorcha O’Grady:  “There is huge freedom in being able to try new things, and great satisfaction when you can see you are making progress”

Eight years ago software developer Sorcha O’Grady and transport consultant Jens Hellberg pooled their skills to establish Westport-based TruckScience (...)

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(...)

Sam and Maud Black of Black’s Brewery and Distillery

Husband and wife team, Maud and Sam Black, enjoy pushing the boundaries of taste and flavour at their combined micro-brewery and distillery in Kinsale(...)

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