Tony Smurfit, who succeeded Gary McGann as chief executive last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Smurfit Kappa is expected to join the FTSE 250 within months after the paper packaging giant was granted a UK nationality assignment for the purposes (...)

Andy McCue: got more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Brexit This week marked the first full week of formal campaigning in the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership – and there was wall-to- wall covera(...)

Gary McGann: he took over as chairman of the €10bn  betting group when it was formed through a merger of Paddy Power and Betfair in February

Paddy Power Betfair will pay chairman Gary McGann €450,000 this year, making him one of the best-paid non-executives at an Irish plc. Mr McGann too(...)

Laya is moving deeper into its new rival’s core life insurance market, the ‘Sunday Times’ reported

Laya versus Irish Life Insurer Laya Healthcare is preparing a pre-emptive strike against Irish Life’s entry into health insurance by moving deeper int(...)

Tony Smurfit, whose father, Michael Smurfit, was previously chief executive Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Packaging group Smurfit Kappa awarded its new chief executive a pay packet of €3.3 million last year. Tony Smurfit, who took over from Gary McGann a(...)

 Chief executive officer of airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Nervousness over the outcome of today’s general election, together with the opening salvos of the UK’s referendum debate on European Union membership(...)

Michael Smurfit: reported to have been seen having dinner on Caribbean island.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was a good week for Tony Smurfit, the chief executive of paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa, who got to present a stellar set of results on We(...)

 Dr Michael Smurfit: he and his brother Dermot   could gain after  US private equity outfit Madison Dearborn indicated it may bid for Finnish paper company Powerflute Oyj. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Brothers Michael Smurfit and Dermot Smurfit, the two most senior members of Ireland’s best-known corporate dynasty, look set for a major payout of ab(...)

Tony Smurfit indicated that Smurfit Kappa will continue  seeking out acquisitions annually worth up to €300 million, which he said it is able to finance from its own resources. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Tony Smurfit, who took over from Gary McGann two months ago as chief executive of Smurfit Kappa packaging group, says he will maintain the same broad(...)

Tony Smurfit, chief executive  of Smurfit Kappa Group: he must surely be tempted to implement at least a slight change in emphasis, to announce his arrival if nothing else. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

Wednesday’s third-quarter results presentation by Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) will be the first public outing of the new chief executive, Tony Smurfit, (...)