A gift for expansion

Alongside Galway and Cork, Colm Carroll is eyeing up New York, Paris and London as possible locations in a plan to double his souvenir store portfolio

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Ian Kehoe

29th August, 2009

It looked like Colm Carroll was going to be a reluctant interviewee. Within minutes of sitting down in his stylish boardroom in Dublin city centre, Carroll held his hands in the air and asked for patience. ‘‘Please bear with me, I have never been interviewed in my life before,” said the founder of Carroll’s Gifts & Souvenirs.

But there was no need for either of us to be concerned. Over...

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