Black Donkey Brewing in Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon hopes to launch by the end of this year. No stout or red ale is currently on the production schedule, and they will be bottling and conditioning all their beers at the brewery. Their website is in development, but you can currently find them on Facebook and Twitter.
As to the canning question, micro canning machines, like the one from Cask.com in Canada, are relatively affordable and efficient, the cans themselves are the problem. Most beer cans today are pre printed with their "label". European can manufacturers currently want minimum orders of 500,000 pieces for these pre printed cans. For a brewer canning 3 different beers that means 1.5 million empty cans that need to be paid for and stored before they can be filled.
Some advances are being made with shrink sleeves on to blank cans, but then the sleeving equipment itself is expensive. In the US, craft in cans is rapidly growing and the can manufacturers are willing to work with micros on smaller volumes. We just don't have the momentum here yet, even Brew Dog had to get their Dead Pony Club contract canned.
Last week, Oskar Blues in Colorado had a "can your homebrew" event, where homebrewers could bring their fermenter and priming sugar to the brewery and Oskar Blues would can it for them.