UDG said that with the on-going convergence of the pre-wholesale and wholesale markets in the UK, UniDrug has a “reduced fit” with UDG Healthcare’s core supply chain services operations in Ireland. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Healthcare services provider UDG Healthcare has sold its 50 per cent stake in UniDrug Distribution Group to its joint venture partner Alliance Boots f(...)

 Barry O’Leary: gaggle of mandarins queued up to wish him well on his departure.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Barry O’Leary, the outgoing IDA Ireland chief executive, was in attendance at the PayPal jobs gig at the Shelbourne, although he didn’t say much: the (...)

Tech giant EMC said its results were better than expected in the first quarter of the year.  Photograph: Ronda Churchill/Bloomberg

IT company EMC said its first quarter revenue beat forecasts as a rising number of customers invested in storage machines. Revenue at the US te(...)

David Bunworth: marketing has a massive role

Marketers “are probably the worst communicators”, says David Bunworth, the former Bord Gáis Energy managing director and Aer Lingus commercial (...)

UDG Healthcare chief executive Liam Fitzgerald c said the year had been one of ’substantial progress’ for UDG. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Healthcare services company UDG Healthcare said revenue and profits rose in the year to September 30th as the company continued to expand its services(...)

“We are very happy where we are.” That was the reply yesterday of Ian Curley, the chief financial office of Smurfit Kappa, when asked whether it plann(...)

Departing companies

The Irish Stock Exchange has been in existence since 1793, but for how much longer? That question is again raised by the growing number of departur(...)

Grafton is following DCC, Greencore and United Drug out the door of the Irish Stock Exchange

Grafton became the latest company to abandon Dublin in favour of London, when it debuted yesterday on the London Stock Exchange. The transformation(...)

Grafton Group is the latest in a line of top corporates to depart the Irish Stock Exchange in order to gain access to the FTSE Index series. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Shares in Grafton Group soared by 4 per cent to €7.05 this morning after the group, which operates the Woodies DIY chain in Ireland, anno(...)

Gavin Slark, Chief Executive Officer Grafton Group

One could easily imagine senior executives at the stockbroking firms that own the Irish Stock Exchange slapping their collective foreheads yesterday, (...)