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(...)

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, Smurfit Kappa Group, said that the group’s 2014 performance is “strong evidence of the resilience of our integrated and geographically diverse business model”.   (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Smurfit Kappa Group, the paper and packaging giant, is eyeing further expansion through buyouts in Europe and Latin America. Ian Curley, the chief fin(...)

Gary  McGann will today join Paddy Power as an independent non-executive director and as a member of the audit committee.

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has appointed Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann to its board.Mr McGann will today join Paddy Power as an independe(...)

After European Central Bank president Mario Draghi promised last Friday to use whatever means necessary to raise inflation, investors bet that the ECB would soon unveil new measures, possibly including government bond purchases. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin rose by 0.6 per cent as most euro zone markets advanced on expectations of more monetary stimulus. After European Central Ba(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann: “I think we would have to consider it if we could get into the FTSE 100. There is no particular merit to us moving right now.”

The chief executive of Smurfit Kappa, Europe’s largest paper and packaging maker, has said the company would consider moving from Ireland to the UK i(...)