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€1m Easter eggs deal

IRISH business Lir Chocolates has signed a €1m deal to supply a custom line of Easter eggs for a supermarket giant.

Tesco Finest own-brand Easter eggs in Ireland and the UK this year will be made by the Navan-based firm.

And €900,000 worth of the deal relates to Easter eggs exported for sale in the UK.

Founded in 1987 and producing a range of premium confectionery, the Irish company has been working with Tesco for more than 10 years.

It already supplies a number of Tesco own-brand and Lir branded lines.