This week, the Irish Independent has reported that Barbie House in Bloxburg is looking to hire more staff as part of a bid to become more commercially viable.
The company has reportedly been in talks with the Government over a €20m funding package.
The company has been operating for a number of years, and has sold a number in recent years, but now wants to grow further and hire more people.
It said the funding package would allow it to take on more staff and make it more competitive.
A spokeswoman for the company said: “The Irish Independent is reporting that Barberry House is looking for new staff to join its workforce.
This will be an opportunity to work with a very capable group of experienced staff.”
The company is also in the process of evaluating the business and the financial viability of its business.
“The company’s plan is to move to a fully self-managed, wholly owned subsidiary, which will ensure the continued independence and growth of the business.”
Barbie House has been run by founder, Mary, from 2001 to 2014, and is now owned by her brother, Peter, with her sons, Ian and Stephen.
She was elected a member of the Fine Gael/Labour Party in 2011, and later became Taoiseach.
She was the first woman to lead a government in the country, and was elected in 2011 for the position of Minister for Education.