Owen Killian, CEO Aryzta. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

In 1997, the former Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society (IAWS), later to become Aryzta, acquired the Cuisine de France brand for IR£51 million (€64 m(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney. The company said its convenience food division recorded year-to-date revenues of £946.6 million

Convenience food group Greencore has reported revenues for the year-to-date of £986.3 million (€1.38bn), up 4.2 per cent compared to the same period i(...)

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney was not surprised at lack of support for Greece. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The best thing for the Government would be to have Greece kicked out of the euro zone plain and simple, Greencore boss Patrick Coveney believes. In an(...)

The Dáil has approved the sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Dáil has approved the sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) following an ill-tempered two-day debate. The(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney:  “When we bought the Uniq business in the UK four years ago, there were a load of unused tax losses and capital allowances and we’re simply working our way through those.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Convenience food giant Greencore, which generated €1.6 billion in sales last year, pays an effective tax rate in Ireland of just 1 per cent. The UK-l(...)

Greencore chief executive  Patrick Coveney said the group delivered good financial and strategic progress in the first half of the year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Operating profit at Greencore rose almost 8 per cent and revenue climbed over 3 per cent driven by growth in the food to go market. In an inter(...)

While British supermarket chains like Morrisons are struggling with the migration of consumers to discounters and convenience store formats, Greencore’s UK food-to-go business is benefiting from this migration

Food group Greencore will report first-half results tomorrow, with good like-for- like growth expected.While British supermarket chains like Morrisons(...)

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MONDAY Results: Babcock International; Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Mar); Chinese house prices (April). T(...)

Maurice Curran came to public prominence in 1991 when appointed by then minister for industry and commerce Desmond O’Malley as government inspector to(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband in Huddersfield while on the election campaign trail yesterday. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ed Miliband’s pledge to end what he called the “epidemic” of zero-hours contracts is likely to send shivers down the spines of big UK employers such a(...)