Alison Brittain: she will join a small group of five other women running companies in the UK’s FTSE 100 Index. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Whitbread has turned to the finance industry for its new chief executive officer with the appointment of Alison Brittain, head of Lloyds Banking Group(...)

Marks and Spencer chief executive Marc Bollard has focused on boosting profit margins since taking over in 2010

Retailer Marks & Spencer posted its first rise in annual profit in four years and said it would return excess cash to shareholders, fuelling hopes(...)

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(...)

Marc Bolland has pushed through a number of much-needed changes at the retailer, including revamping the stores and improving its fashion ranges. Photograph: Getty Images

Hang out the bunting! Pop the champagne corks! Marks & Spencer is about to report its first increase in annual profits in four years.Chief executi(...)

Gardaí have released a photograph of the baby found abandoned on the outskirts of Dublin on Friday, May 8th. The baby, who has been named Maria, was found on Steelstown Road, a side road near the Blackchurch Inn in Rathcoole.

Gardaí have released a photograph of the baby found abandoned on the outskirts of Dublin on Friday, May 8th.The baby, who has been named Maria, was fo(...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus stock was up slightly but Ryanair fell by 1.8% as speculation about an IAG bid returns. Photograph: Eric Luke

The dollar bounced back from four-month lows, while Greek bond yields jumped on worries the country would not be able to make its debt payments.Wall (...)

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(...)

Marks and Spencer: potential cash return is expected to be underpinned by an improvement in profitability in its clothing after the retailer brought in Mark and Neal Lindsey, the architects of rival Next’s supply chain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Marks & Spencer is poised to unveil its first increase in full-year profit under the stewardship of chief executive Marc Bolland, paving the way f(...)

Garda Celine Monamee from Rathcoole Garda Station at the scene where baby Maria was found last Friday on the Steelstown Road near the Kildare-Dublin border. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are expected to issue a fresh appeal for the mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned on the outskirts of Dublin last Friday to come forwa(...)