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 (...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveny: “Ashoka combines the passion, energy, and enthusiasm of the social entrepreneurs with better business practice and provides resources to help them to succeed.” Photograph: Neil Macdougald

Founded by former McKinsey director Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs around the world in creating sustainable solutions to s(...)

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(...)