Florist business still in bloom despite the economic slump

economic times have not scared off The Flower Boutique’s founder, Ciara McInerney - rather, it’s business as usual, writes Caroline Allen

11th April, 2009

Having worked in florists around Dublin for almost a decade, including a two year stint at Harvey Nichols’ Bloom Bar, Ciara McInerney grasped the nettle and open her own business - on the day Ireland was officially declared in recession.

‘‘After finally finding a lovely shop attached to the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire about eight months ago, and taking out a five-year lease on it, I drove home listening to the radio....

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