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(...)

CRH owned a 25 per cent stake in Nesher, an Israeli cement company, until last year. For years the investment was a magnet for criticism of CRH by pro-Palestinian activists

CRH has been dragged into a $34 billion US lawsuit launched this month by Palestinian activists against about 40 Israeli-connected groups and busines(...)

Thomas Reid: appealed IDA CPO. Photograph:  Collins Courts

It’s no secret that foreign direct investment has been in the vanguard of Ireland’s economic wars. Pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and tech giants have(...)

Bus drivers on strike in the rain at the Phibsborough depot in Dublin on May 2nd.

Business organisations said their trade has been significantly damaged, particularly in urban areas, due to the continuing bus strike . The 48-hour wo(...)

Smurfit Kappa has appointed chief operating officer Tony Smurfit as group CEO designate. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Smurfit Kappa has announced that its chief executive Gary McGann will retire from the position in August. The packaging group has appointed chief o(...)

At the announcement of results, CRH’s Albert Manifold said: “We invested in unsustainable trends. We forgot the core principle of CRH, which is that we used to make businesses better. We invested in bubbles.”

Albert Manifold was unequivocal yesterday in diagnosing the group’s boomtime errors that led to the decision to sell off a tenth of its poorest-per(...)

No frontiers: the Greenway near Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The idea of turning abandoned railway lines into walking and cycling routes, called greenways, is catching on. Indeed, Taoiseach Enda Kenny kno(...)