Adams apples

Pat Cooney is about to plant a new orchard at his home in Co Meath.

27th January, 2007

Pat Cooney is about to plant a new orchard at his home in Co Meath. It’s not just because he likes apples. It’s because his Dublin-based drinks company, the Gleeson Group, one of the largest in the country, is increasing its cider production and about to launch a new brand.

Cooney has watched with envy as his publicly-quoted rival, C&C, has conquered Britain with Magners cider, better known as Bulmers to...

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