Chief executive Patrick Coveney said the sandwich maker was operating in a highly competitive sector and that its pay rates were in line with industry norms.

Up to a third of workers at Greencore’s UK plants at certain times of the year are paid at or close to the minimum wage.Most are agency staff, who are(...)

For many people, the name Greencore will be forever linked to sugar, the firm having been formed through the privatisation of the Irish Sugar Company(...)

Patrick Coveney chief executive of Greencore: ‘We’re operating in an industry where retail prices for products are falling and we have to be very competitive on all the components that go into our costs.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Greencore likes to tout itself as one of the great Irish success stories. Forged from the ashes of the loss-making Irish Sugar company, it has risen t(...)

The factory floor of Greencore’s Manton Wood plant in the UK

London-listed food group Greencore has posted a 6.4 per cent jump in revenue as it expands its food to go business in the US.The company, which suppli(...)

Greencore’s full-year results, which are due tomorrow, are expected to mark a year of notable progress, according to Davy stockbrokers. The firm is fo(...)

After European Central Bank president Mario Draghi promised last Friday to use whatever means necessary to raise inflation, investors bet that the ECB would soon unveil new measures, possibly including government bond purchases. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin rose by 0.6 per cent as most euro zone markets advanced on expectations of more monetary stimulus. After European Central Ba(...)

Out tomorrow: US consumer confidence (Sep).  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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TODAY Results: Genesco. Meetings: Origin Enterprises AGM (Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2); EuroStar software testing conference (Convention Centre Dublin). (...)

The Daily Mail front page from Monday

The Daily Mail, Britain’s celebrity-obsessed mid-market tabloid, certainly knows how to spark a heated debate. And it’s not afraid of a bizarre headli(...)

Sweet spot: Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian at a ceremony in the RDS last Friday at which he was awarded the Gold Medal for industry in recognition of his success with Aryzta and previously IAWS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aryzta boss Owen Killian tells a story about returning to Dublin from Zurich in January 2010. At the time, Ireland was in financial meltdown: unemp(...)

Dermot Desmond: decision to invest in housing will be closely watched

Billionaire financier Dermot Desmond has set up a new business with up to €200 million to spend on building residential houses in Ireland. The busines(...)