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'Our baby has shown me that family, love, joy give a life its value'

"During the Celtic Tiger, people talked about money all the time, and now that we're past it people still talk about it all the time.

"There are all these other things that give a life value: family, love, joy.

"I know budgets are shrinking -- we've just had a baby, so I'm quite aware of it. But compared to what joy the baby has given me, the financial stresses pale.

"My brother and I didn't get into making ice-cream for money, exactly -- we did it because we love sweet things. No one actually needs an ice-cream, but it transcends that. People come into us because they are either happy to start with or they want to be cheered up."

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