Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

Siobhan Talbot, group managing director, Glanbia,  said that the company’s focus on two scale growth platforms, global performance nutrition and global ingredients, continued to drive earnings. (Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography)

Global food and ingredients group Glanbia beat market expectations on Wednesday as it reported the fifth year of consecutive double digit growth. It (...)

Glanbia co-op chairman Liam Herlihy said the cop-op had assets of €1.7bn, so it was happy to support farmer members during challenging market conditions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 6,200 farmers will share a support fund of more than €32 million following a vote by members of Glanbia Co-op. Most of the fund will go to t(...)

Announcement of  two investments was made by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (above) and Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton. Photograph:  Sean Curtin

Opening a new dairy processing technology centre is like adding a new software engine to the dairy sector, Pádraig McPhillips, chief executive of a(...)

The drinks industry in Ireland has been undergoing something of a renaissance with a big rise in the number of distilleries and breweries being est(...)

Judgments

A delay in a minister responding to prisoner’s petition was an inexcusable breach of his rights. Egan vs Governor of Wheatfield Prison (2014) IEHC 613(...)

KPMG head of private Irish business Colin O’Brien believes small companies must also be innovative  in order to survive.

A continuing refrain in this country for many years has been the call for increased innovation in all walks of life and in industry in particular. It (...)

The Irish Times’ business affairs correspondent Mark Paul: chief executive of Viber? Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

We received a large entry for Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz, which took some time to work through. It threw up a few odd answers with a number of yo(...)

The Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc and drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 per cent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank’s move as “carnage”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s move to jettison a three-year-old cap on the franc threw global markets into turmoil yesterday, sending the currency and most European(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said price volatility will be the main challenge for farmers going forward.

“In April, the shackles will come off.” This was how Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney described the imminent ending of EU milk quotas.Speaking a(...)