Ardagh was vying with a number of private equity giants to buy St Gobain’s European glass-making unit, Verallia

Irish-owned packaging group Ardagh’s decision to pull out of the race for St Gobain’s bottle and jar manufacturing division is good for its creditwort(...)

At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The richest 250 people in Ireland are worth a combined €75.03 billion and have seen their wealth increase by 15.9 per cent in the last year, according(...)

Paul Coulson: his firm Yeoman Capital held 28 per cent of Identigen. Photograph: Frank Miller

MML Capital Partners Ireland (MML), an Enterprise Ireland-backed fund, has invested up to €12 million in Identigen, a food-tracing business, to give (...)

Ardagh chairman Paul Coulson. Photograph: Frank Miller

Global packaging group Ardagh posted a 24 per cent rise in revenues to €1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014. However, when the acquisition of Ve(...)

The mystery buyer of 2 Shrewsbury Road – the second most expensive house purchased in the State this year – is Owen Killian, founding chief executi(...)

The Atrium in Sandyford, Dublin is home to Mircosoft and Salesforce . (Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography)

US investment group Blackstone has acquired The Atrium building, home to Microsoft and Salesforce, in Sandyford, south Dublin, from a group of private(...)

2 Shrewsbury Road: planning application lodged to extend the existing 604sq m (6,500sq ft) house to 1,951sq m (21,000sq ft).

For the mystery buyers of 2 Shrewsbury Road, it seems a house just can’t be big enough. In September, a planning application was lodged to nearly tri(...)

Ardagh’s main shareholders – Paul Coulson (above), chief executive Niall Wall, Yeoman Capital, management and staff and others – look set to maintain significant stakes in the the group. Photograph: Frank Miller

The figures published by the global packaging group Ardagh are for the Dublin-registered Ardagh Packaging Holdings Ltd, which is ultimately owned by t(...)

Lazard, the international investment bank, is handling the sale of Quinn Glass which was renamed Encirc at the start of the year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The sales process for the former Quinn Glass, the most valuable part of the manufacturing empire built by entrepreneur Seán Quinn, has entered its sec(...)

Ardagh’s clients include Coca-Cola. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Ardagh, the Irish-owned supplier of bottles to Budweiser and Coca Cola, used €365 million raised from the sale of a US business earlier this summer to(...)