Fergal Leamy: estimates Irish forestry output will double in the next 10 years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The headquarters of some Irish semi-State companies are fierce ugly. Dublin Bus’s head office on O’Connell Street, for example, looks like the back of(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney fears political, constitutional and financial uncertainty would follow a decision by the UK to leave the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

When the daily lunchtime rush hits in supermarkets around Britain, it is likely that the sandwich or wrap a customer picks up from the chill cabinet i(...)

Patrick Coveney: “My view is the implications for the food industry in Britain and for food manufacturers like us of Britain leaving Europe would be bad. And not marginally bad – very bad” Photograph: The Irish Times

When the daily lunchtime rush comes on in Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons stores around Britain, it is likely the sandwich or wrap(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian is the owner 2 Shrewsbury Road in Dublin, one of the most expensive homes in the State.

Aryzta boss Owen Killian (62) is probably the most media shy of Ireland’s high-flying executives. Despite commanding a €3.4 billion turnover company, (...)

Rugby fans heading to Twickenham this weekend will save on transport, accomodation and booze. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Uncertainty over the UK’s position in Europe and a possible “Brexit” has seen the pound weaken considerably against the euro in recent weeks. It’s no(...)

 Michael Micheál Martin: “Broadband is as critical as a motorway was a couple of years ago for economic development.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

As metaphors go, it was apt – the Fine Gael poster of a gimlet-eyed Enda Kenny urging people to “Let’s Keep the Recovery Going” gradually disappearing(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said not all sectors of Irish society are feeling the benefits of the economic recovery. Photograph: Collins

Latest polls are showing more than 60 per cent of respondents want a change of government, while Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted not everyone is fee(...)

Despite a “challenging” UK grocery retail market, Greencore’s UK revenues were up 7.9 per cent, with a good performance in core chilled categories. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has said an exit by Britain from the European Union would be very damaging to the food industry in the UK. (...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney. Mr Coveney said the Greencore’s strategy and momentum let it in a good position to deliver further progress in its next financial year. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

Momentum from its investments in the food-to-go sector in both the US and the UK helped Dublin-based food group Greencore drive growth in revenues a(...)

Out Tuesday: Irish retail sales (Oct). Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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MONDAY Results: GameStop; Mallinckrodt. Meetings: Brave Business Conference (Davenport Hotel, D2). Indicators: US existing home sales (Oct). TUESDAY (...)