Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

The firm had said in January that Wicklow-born Philips would stay until March 12th

Britain’s fourth largest supermarket group Morrisons said finance director Trevor Strain is to take on chief executive duties while a successor is sou(...)

Roy from The IT Crowd: Needs to switch his fashion sense off and on again

Q I’m moving to London in a few weeks to live with my girlfriend and her housemates, and I need some versatile clothes for job-seeking and going ou(...)

“Self-inflicted.” This was the phrase Greencore boss Patrick Coveney used to describe the company’s difficulties in the UK last year. It reaped an ava(...)

Morrisons announces  departure of  chief executive Dalton Philips following weak Christmas trading. Photograph: Morrisons/PA Wire

The intense pressure building on the British retail sector claimed its first scalp of the year on Tuesday with the departure of Morrisons chief execut(...)

British grocer Sainsbury’s posted a better-than-expected performance in the Christmas quarter. Photo: Bloomberg

British grocer Sainsbury’s posted a better-than-expected performance in the Christmas quarter, though it was still hurt by a loss of share to discount(...)

Retailers are counting the cost of Black Friday as they survey the damage the discounts have done to their profit margins over the Christmas season. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

It started out as a shameless marketing ploy to part shoppers with their cash. Now retailers are counting the cost of Black Friday as they survey the (...)

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 founders of the Oxford Food Bank, David Cairns and Robin Aitken, storing some of the food they salvage from supermarkets and food distributors that would otherwise go to waste. Photograph: Mark Hennessy/The Irish Times

The morning supply run from the Oxford Food Bank to dozens of charities had just left, leaving behind a few trays of apricots, Greek olives, lettuces,(...)