Tony Smurfit, whose father, Michael Smurfit, was previously chief executive Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Packaging group Smurfit Kappa awarded its new chief executive a pay packet of €3.3 million last year. Tony Smurfit, who took over from Gary McGann a(...)

Laura Wade-Gery  attends the WIE50 Power Breakfast at the London Stock Exchange. Photograph: Getty Images

Laura Wade-Gery, Marks & Spencer’s most senior female executive, chose the company’s AGM to let her colleagues know she was planning to take so(...)

FBD chief executive Andrew Langford (l) is stepping down after 19 years with the insurer

CHARLIE TAYLORInsurer FBD has announced that chief executive Andrew Langford is stepping down with immediate effect. Shares in FBD were down almost 11(...)

Warren Buffett: expensive lunch guest. Photograph:   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

A Chinese company that develops online games bid more than €2 million for what must be the most expensive Buffet lunch in history. Zhu Ye, head of Be(...)

“Self-inflicted.” This was the phrase Greencore boss Patrick Coveney used to describe the company’s difficulties in the UK last year. It reaped an ava(...)

Speaking at the company’s AGM earlier this year, chief executive Michael O’Leary said the airline needed to “stop unnecessarily pissing people off.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

As part of its new campaign to appear more customer-friendly, Ryanair is to offer a range of discounts for parents travelling with children.The airlin(...)

Keery Group staff in the Beverage & Sweet Flavour creation lab at the comapny’s  innovation centre, in Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /Irish Times

Kerry Group has blamed unexpected decline in quarterly revenue on adverse currency movements in developing countries.In a trading statement ahead of i(...)

House-building firm Abbey has reported a pre-tax profit of €7.65 million for the six months to the end of October, up 29 per cent on last year, on the(...)

Ryanair  has made a big investment in new aircraft and needs its business to keep growing. So it is finally addressing a culture which has besmirched its name for years. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Not since Saul took his first steps on the road to Damascus shortly after the death of Christ has there been a conversion as profound as the one an(...)

Petroneft chief executive Dennis Francis (left) with chief finance officer  Paul Dowling at the company’s AGM  in Dublin today hotograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Irish exploration firm Petroneft said today its oil production was steady at 2,500 barrels per day, and that it was “realising strong oil prices”.In a(...)