A man watches electronic displays at a Paddy Power bookmakers in London. Paddy Power and Betfair have announced they have agreed the terms of a possible merger. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Shares in Irish bookmakers Paddy Power surged yesterday following the news it is planning a merger with rival Betfair to create one of the world’s big(...)

Gary McGann: “I won’t miss the 4.30am alarm call on a Monday morning.”

Farewell to Gary McGann, who is retiring this week as chief executive of Smurfit Kappa group. McGann, a former chairman of the Dublin Airport Authorit(...)

 Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann said EPS growth of 38 per cent, was underpinned by good underlying business conditions and the earnings impact of capital investments. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gary McGann, the outgoing chief executive of paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa, says the company will maintain its target of spending upwards of(...)

 Brian Cowen arriving at the Oireachtas bank inquiry in Leinster House   on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

Brian Cowen has insisted he was not aware of emails sent to his office about several possibilities for the future of Anglo Irish Bank on the night he(...)

File photograph of former Anglo Irish Bank executives David Drumm and Sean Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Anglo Irish Bank executives David Drumm, Sean Fitzpatrick, Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan have been directed to appear before the Oireachtas Ban(...)

Paddy Power said strong top-line growth offsetunfavourable sports results

Paddy Power chief executive, Andy McCue, has played down suggestions that it could follow next month’s €442 million cash distribution to shareholders (...)

Outgoing Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann: ‘I don’t want to be a hurler on the ditch.’ Photograph:  Alan Betson

Gary McGann, who yesterday announced his retirement as chief executive of the packaging group Smurfit Kappa, is understood to be planning to a(...)

Smurfit Kappa Group chief executive Gary McGann: ‘People will never remember you for what you’ve done.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

The perennial rumours that Gary McGann was planning to step down as chief executive of Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) were proved correct yesterday. (...)

In New York, Apple gave the biggest boost to the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 with a 1.2 per cent increase to $126.66. Photographer: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

It was a quiet day of trading yesterday as most markets across continental Europe remained closed for the May Day holiday. The Iseq in Dub(...)

Gary McGann, CEO of Smurfit Kappa The Irish company has so far said nothing  but the whisper in the wind whistling out of the group is that it knows nothing of any potential suitors

How much longer will Smurfit Kappa be able to ignore the continuing market and media speculation concerning rumoured interest in the company from Inte(...)