Sunday July 12, 2020

En route to success despite some small bumps in the road

JJ Kavanagh and Sons, the family-owned coach firm, has come through the recession intact and established a growing business in Britain

1st February, 2015
JJ Kavanagh, Laura Kavanagh and Paul Kavanagh of JJ Kavanagh & Sons in Urlingford, Co Kilkenny Picture: Dylan Vaughan

‘In the 1980s, if you had a television it was a big thing, and we’re saying a television, not a screen – a portable television. That’s what we had on the buses,” JJ Kavanagh recalled, as he explained how things have changed since he took over the family coach business with his brother Paul in the 1980s.

“Everyone would have their curtain pulled so they’d have a better view...

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