The merger of Fyffes with Chiquita for €362m contributed to the high total deal value in the food sector. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The number and value of buyouts involving Irish companies have risen significantly this year, reflecting what industry sources said was a strengthe(...)

Fyffes chairman David McCann: received a bonus of €347,000 on top of a basic salary of €695,000. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Fyffes paid its directors a total remuneration package of almost €4 million last year, including €1.06 million to chairman David McCann. (...)

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated ahead of this weekend’s referendum in Crimea. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

US stocks were little changed in a volatile session yesterday, setting all three indexes up for a weekly decline, as concerns (...)

Image of the week: Mind the Gap Is the Gap (...)

Gervais Williams stock-picked Fyffes and DCC as his favourites in Ireland. Photograph: Bloomberg

Gervais Williams has always been one of the canniest investors in small market cap companies, mainly in the UK, but also in the Republic. Duri(...)

Russia showed no signs of yielding in the Crimean standoff as Ukraine bolstered its defences. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Dublin’s stock market outperformed most of its European peers yesterday, with the Iseq climbing about 0.9 per cent. Most European stocks (...)

The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from “tentative discussions over many, many years” between the Irish company and its larger US rival Chiquita.

Not a banana split, but rather, a banana merger. The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from (...)

Fyffes shareholders will end up owning 49.3 per cent of the enlarged company, with Chiquita’s shareholders controlling the remaining 50.7 per cent. Photograph: Bloomberg

Fyffes is to merge with its US rival Chiquita in an all-share deal worth more than $1 billion and creating the world’s biggest banana(...)

Fyffes executive chairman David McCann will be chief executive of the new merged entity, ChiquitaFyffes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Shares in Irish fruit producer Fyffes rocketed on the Irish Stock Exchange today, after the company announced it will merge with US food group Chiq(...)

The story of the day was Ryanair, which climbed 6.6 per cent to a closing price of €6.73, as there was no repeat of the two profit warnings it issued in second half of last year. Photograph: Julien Warnand

European stocks declined over the course of a nervy day’s trading, adding to their worst start to a year since 2010, as Lloyds Banking Group dragged a(...)

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