Famous bakery closes doors

Rising costs forced one of the country’s oldest bakeries, Donnelly’s in Cork, to close its doors last week.

17th February, 2007

Declan Donnelly, who ran the business with his brother Pascal, said higher energy and supply charges, and an increasingly competitive market made it difficult for the company to be viable.

‘‘From electricity charges, waste charges, water charges and ingredient charges, everything was just getting too expensive,” said Donnelly. ‘‘We had to make the decision to cease trading because of that.”

The two brothers have been directors of the company...

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