When Dublin butcher Noel Keating left his shop in the Liberties to cut out the middle man and go straight into meat processing, he would build up one of the country's biggest private enterprises. Now owned by his children, Liam (46), Catriona (41), Stephen (39) and Niamh (40).
Meath-based Kepak is now one of the State's largest food businesses, employing 2,500 people and generating annual revenues of €850m. It also produces the Big AL's microwaveable burgers, beloved of students. The family have invested in restaurant and property ventures.