Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa’s chief operating officer, linked the acquisition to its ‘Open the Future’ global brand campaign: “[Inspirepac has] built excellent businesses in many product and customer sectors which will ... support our continued drive to ‘Open the Future’ within the UK packaging market.”

Smurfit Kappa, the paper and packaging giant, has agreed a £43.5 million deal (€60 million) to buy Inspirepac, a UK-based print business, from the Log(...)

The  Avoca shop and cafe on Suffolk Street in Dublin 2. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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An AIB spokeswoman said “in all cases the bank seeks a non-legal resolution and implementation of a consensual debt restructuring with borrowers”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

AIB, the State-owned bank, is twice as likely as its main rival, Bank of Ireland, to pursue its customers through the courts over unpaid debts, accord(...)

Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s Joe Hart appeals for offside recently. Photograph: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

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Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy:  down for a chunky €3.28 million.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The annual reports are flying through the letter box thick and fast these days. This week it was the Kerry Group’s. It confirmed all the usual details(...)

 Paul McGinley: McGinley Foundation made donations and gifts of £230,000.   Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

Will golfer Pádraig Harrington be competing in this weekend’s US Masters tournament wearing items from his Dunnes Stores range? Harrington stands out (...)

The Savoy: owned by Dublin Cinema Group

Perhaps the Ward family who control the Dublin Cinema Group, the owner of the Savoy in Dublin, should update the directors’ report in its 2014 account(...)

Canada House: set a new benchmark rent for Dublin city centre of €60 per sq ft

Goodbody stockbrokers, that venerable old Ballsbridge institution, has always been a cultured sort of place, the traditional home of Ireland’s “old mo(...)

Gordon D'Arcy is pictured at the launch of Sports Dayfund-raising event for the children's charity Barretstown with Alice Flanagan, her brother Patrick and sister Olivia

Irish rugby star Gordon D’Arcy was on hand to help the law firm Eversheds launch this year’s Sports Dayfund-raising event for the children’s charity B(...)

The company has combined its three separate businesses in England and Wales into a single division, C&C Brands. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

C&C, the maker of Bulmers/Magners cider, has begun a restructuring of its struggling operation in England and Wales.The company has combined its(...)