Volvo rallied 6.9 per cent for the biggest gain in almost three years

C&C finished the day down over 10 per cent

The Fyffes share price dipped by more than 4 per cent in the half hour following the result of the vote

Brazilian rivals finally unpeel Fyffes merger with Chiquita after US company’s shareholders rebel

C&C’s share price opened on the Iseq down more than 8 per cent

Executives ringing around shareholders and fund managers explaining merits of proposed deal

One reason put forward for the deal is that the 1,200 Spirit pubs give C&C a ready-made distribution network for its brands such as Bulmers and Blackthorn

C&C has put forward six reasons why it thinks a Spirit deal makes sense

A gale of opprobrium blew up over comments by economist Colm McCarthy deriding any further investment in wind energy

A gale of opprobrium blew up over comments by economist Colm McCarthy deriding any further investment in wind energy

Deirdre Somers: in the news this week.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Less than one in 10 directors of the biggest Irish plcs are female

John Magnier: Coolmore tactics in Australia similar to those deployed in Tipperary. photograph: lorraine o’sullivan

Coolmore teamed with rival Darley to oppose mine in New South Wales

John Hartnett: fired  off a few home truths

Incessant slide in international rankings of Irish universities

Sandra Lawler: “You see the same people being appointed to shortlists again and again.”

Alternatives Elect aimed at Irish diaspora

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