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 (...)

 US president Barack Obama speaks at the ‘town hall’ discussion  at the Royal Horticultural Halls  in London. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has described the peace process in Northern Ireland as an example of what can be achieved when the US and Britain work toget(...)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signs the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Brazil’s president has said she will appeal to South American trade blocs if she is removed from office, condemning the push to impeach her as a coup (...)

Rescue team members carry the body of a victim at a collapsed building after an earthquake struck off the Pacific coast, in Pedernales, Ecuador. The death toll from the quake stood at 443 but was expected to rise.  Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Rescuers in Ecuador were losing hope of finding more survivors on Tuesday from an earthquake which killed more than 400 people and dealt a shattering (...)

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

The band’s music was banned in Cuba for many years because it was considered subversive and blocked from the radio. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Rolling Stones and their fans in Cuba finally spent the night together as the band performed a historic free concert in Havana. The band opened (...)

FARC rebels rest on a window of a local store at a small village in the mountains of Colombia. Photograph: Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times

Members of Colombia’s Marxist Farc guerrillas will meet US secretary of state John Kerry in Cuba, a spokeswoman for Colombia’s government peace negoti(...)

Demonstrators protest against the appointment of the former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Chief of Staff, at the Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday night. Photograph: Ricardo Nogueira/EPA

Angry protests erupted in Brazilian cities on Wednesday night following the emergence of a taped phone conversation between President Dilma Rousseff (...)

Tenacity, determination and a bit of luck: Jill Tully, Oonagh Sands, Karen McMonagle, Gráinne McNamara and Kathleen Garrett

Grainne McNamara Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Working with PwC’s Capital Markets team, McNamara is currently focused on how emerging tec(...)

Study cites recent investment announcements by Oracle, LinkedIn, Workday and Apple as evidence of deepening economic ties.

US investment in Ireland surged to a record $58.1 billion in 2014, accounting for more than 20 per cent of total US investment flows to Europe. The(...)