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 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(...)

Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa’s chief operating officer, linked the acquisition to its ‘Open the Future’ global brand campaign: “[Inspirepac has] built excellent businesses in many product and customer sectors which will ... support our continued drive to ‘Open the Future’ within the UK packaging market.”

Smurfit Kappa, the paper and packaging giant, has agreed a £43.5 million deal (€60 million) to buy Inspirepac, a UK-based print business, from the Log(...)

Dermot Smurfit Jnr: “I think Michael has respect for me. . . I would be super disappointed if he didn’t say: ‘Dermot is a good operator’ ”

In 2002, Jefferson Smurfit group was taken private in what at the time was one of the biggest ever European private equity deals. It resulted in a hug(...)

Dr Michael Smurfit at the launch of his autobiography, ‘A Life Worth Living’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dr Michael Smurfit, the former chief executive of the Jefferson Smurfit Group, has said he believes the Irish economy is recovering and that Minist(...)

Chief executive Gary McGann  earned €2.8 million on top of his individual remuneration package of €2.5 million. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Gary McGann, the chief executive of Smurfit Kappa, had a total remuneration package of €5.3 million in 2013, according to the paper and packagi(...)

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Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

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