Mars  recalled  chocolate products in 55 countries after the discovery of  plastic in a bar produced in a company plant in Holland. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

This week millions of Mars, Snickers and Milky Ways were recalled after a customer came across a piece of red plastic in a bar bought in Germany. The (...)

The brands affected here are the ‘funsize’ versions of Mars, Milkyway and variety packs, as well as the 380 gramme boxes of Celebrations.  Photograph: PA

Mars has recalled chocolate bars in 55 countries including Ireland after a piece of plastic was found in a Snickers bar in Germany. The brands affec(...)

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Philip J Clarke, who was appointed chief executive of Tesco Ireland less than two years ago, is leaving the role. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

Phil J Clarke, who was appointed chief executive of Tesco Ireland less than two years ago, is leaving the company. He will be replaced next month by A(...)

Michele Ferrero, the late owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets. Photograph: STR/EPA

Michele Ferrero, Italy’s richest person and owner of the Ferrero Group, maker of Nutella spread and Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, has died aged 89(...)

Election winner Paul Murphy, now joining Joe Higgins and Ruth Coppinger on the bench behind Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s middle-class background and education might seem an unlikely background to being the newly elected TD for Dublin South West, with a soc(...)

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Profit at Mars Ireland, whose brands included Galaxy, M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Skittles and Starburst, increased by 23%. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pre-tax profits at the main Irish unit of food giant Mars last year increased by 23 per cent to €9.7 million. According to accounts recently returned (...)