An oil field in Venezuela. Ruined by sanctions and the collapse in the price of oil, Venezuela’s economy is in convulsions. Photograph: AP Photo/Ana Maria Otero

The perils of operating in a highly unstable market, such as Venezuela, are outlined in some detail in the annual report of the Smurfit Kappa Group (S(...)

Gary McGann, chief executive officer, Smurfit Kappa, said that the group’s acquisition of CYBSA  reflects its continued commitment to increase its market presence in the Americas. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish paper and packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has increased its presence ion the high growth Central American market through the acquisition o(...)

Gary McGann, chief executive officer of Smurfit Kappa Group

Paper and packaging manufacturing group Smurfit Kappa Group has reported third quarter earnings of €302 million and said it expects full-year earni(...)

Gary McGann, chief executive officer of Smurfit Kappa Group, says that the acquisitoin of Bates Container  will increase the group’s market presence in the US and provide it  with higher quality earnings in this region. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Paper and packaging manufacturing group Smurfit Kappa Group is to acquire Bates Container, a non-integrated corrugated packaging manufacturer in the s(...)

 Gary McGann: bagged himself a seat on the board of Green REIT.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The game of will he/won’t he retire keeps swirling around Gary McGann, the chief executive of the Smurfit Kappa group. The more board seats he picks u(...)

 Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick, after being been acquitted on all charges. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

After 43 days of evidence, the moment Seán FitzPatrick had been waiting for came just after 5pm today: acquittal. Less than an hour later he wa(...)

Smurfit Kappa group chief executive Gary McGann: “Europe is facing a major economic crisis because it is fundamentally uncompetitive and becoming more so by the day.” Photograph: Collins

Aside from the property bubble, what did for Ireland’s economy in the years to the crash was the fundamental loss of cost competitiveness of Ir(...)

 Eoin Reddan: the Leinster rugby player is a director of the Irish Youth Foundation. phototgraph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The Irish Youth Foundation (IYF) is doing its best to upset the collegiality between indigenous businesses and the US multinationals located he(...)

Ian Curley, the chief financial officer of Smurfit Kappa Group, said it is planning to spend €50 million a year for the next three years on a number of capital projects, aside from acquisitions.

MARK PAUL Ian Curley, the chief financial officer of the packaging giant Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), said the company plans to c(...)

Commenting on the group’s full year results Gary McGann, chief executive officer, said that the Americas was a strong source of earnings growth in 2013 and “continues to provide the group with geographic diversity and exposure to higher growth markets”. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

FIONA REDDAN Revenues rose by 8 per cent to €7.9 billion at Smurfit Kappa in 2013, as the paper and packaging group benefited from a lift(...)