Loan write-off sees loss for Brennans

first_imgJoseph Brennan Bakeries, Dublin, had a pre-tax loss of E19.5 million, according to accounts lodged at the Companies Registration Office for the year ended December 31, 2004, writes Ann Marie Foley. Joseph Brennan Bakeries claims market leadership in the bread market in Ireland, among other plant bakers including Irish Pride and Pat the Baker. The company had operating profits of over E5m, compared with E4.6m in 2003. However, a loan write-off of E24.7m put Brennan’s in the red. The accounts, which were filed at the end of October, do not reveal further details of who received the loan. Turnover was E47.9m in 2004 compared with E44.7m in 2003. The Brennan family, of which eight are company directors of Joseph Brennan Bakeries, also has links with Readibake, Johnston Mooney and O’Brien, Butterkrust, and Doyles Quality Products, with bakeries and premises in Finglas and elsewhere in Dublin and in Clonee in Meath. In the recent past, Brennans has invested in its ‘Bundy’ (hamburger and hotdog bun) plant, doubling capacity, and in expansion and development at another plant. It lists O’Briens sandwich bars among its customers.The company is synonymous with the character ‘Old Mr Brennan’, used in advertising, and the slogan ‘Today’s Bread Today’. In the past, Brennans has been associated with Lyons Bread, Lyons Cakes and Mullally Bakery – companies which were dissolved in August 2003.last_img read more

Angels’ Julio Teheran says hamstring tightness is ‘nothing big’

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros The Angels signed Teheran to a $9 million deal in December largely because he’d been so durable, having started at least 30 games in each of the past seven years.Given their recent run of pitching injuries, it was important that they added someone who could take the ball every fifth day.Teheran said he’d never had a hamstring issue before, but he felt a twinge while running on Tuesday. The Angels had him undergo an MRI, and no structural damage was revealed.“We don’t want to risk anything, especially in the first outing of spring training where I was going to throw two innings, and then it could have been something that would affect two months,” Teheran said Wednesday. “Obviously we don’t want that to happen. It’s nothing big. It’s just something we need to take care of. Probably in two days, I’ll be pitching. I’ll be fine for my next outing.”Teheran said he believed he’d throw a bullpen session on Friday and be ready to pitch either Sunday or Monday. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield TEMPE, Ariz. — Joe Maddon had the same reaction as many Angels fans when he first heard the word “hamstring” and the name Julio Teheran.“You gotta be kidding me,” Maddon said.He quickly added that his fears turned out to be unfounded when the MRI showed nothing serious. He said Teheran should be back on the mound for his next turn and ready when the season begins.“The tests were all good,” Maddon said. “It should be minimal. We’re just skipping a start. We think if we skip a start here, he’ll be fine the next time out. That’s what we’re working on right now.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ALSOA day after relief pitcher Keynan Middleton made his Cactus League debut, he said he was encouraged by the velocity, although he wouldn’t reveal the exact figures. “It was good,” he said with a smile. “I’m definitely not worried about it.” Middleton’s average fastball had dipped from 96 mph to 94 when he returned from Tommy John surgery late last season. …Patrick Sandoval, who missed a few days at the beginning of camp because of the flu, said he’s ready to pitch in a game, but he hasn’t been told which day that will happen yet.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more