Java Republic wins Center Parcs deal
Irish-owned coffee roaster Java Republic has been awarded a six-figure contract to provide coffee and tea services at the new Center Parcs Longford Forest resort.
Its one of a number of local firms to strike contracts with the holiday park.
Java Republic managing director Grace O'Shaughnessy said her team was "delighted to have been awarded this high-profile and valuable contract from Center Parcs".
Family-owned Briody Bedding, based in Co Meath, has also secured a contract to supply beds and mattresses for the 466 lodges and 30 apartments at the resort.
The business, established in 1974, employs 100 people and won this year's Small Firms Association National Small Business Award.
Director David Briody said the contract was a "testament to the dedication and hard work of our experienced team who have perfected their craft over the past 40 years".
O'Haire Bus Hire will transport Center Parcs housekeeping staff to and from the resort once it opens.
In total, the contracts with the 2,500 guest capacity resort are worth more than €1m.
The 395-acre holiday resort near Ballymahon, Co Longford, will begin operations next year.
Irish construction group Sisk is the main contractor on the €223m construction scheme.
In March, a multi-million-euro contract for holiday lodges was won by Northern Ireland firm FastHouse.
FastHouse, part of the Lagan group, is a modular construction company based in Limavady, Co Derry.