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Rory Montgomery: regarded as the “intellectual powerhouse on all things European”.

Most Thursday mornings they meet in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at Iveagh House on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green. There are no green jer(...)

Chief executive Tony Smurfit: During the first half the company completed investments of €177 million

Smurfit Kappa is in a strong position with a number of deals in the pipeline, chief finance officer Ken Bowles has said. He was speaking to The Irish(...)

CRH’s Oldcastle unit in Atlanta is the US’s largest cement and construction and materials group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH, whose shares soared as much as 14 per cent following Donald Trump’s election as US president, risks reporting disappointing first-quarter sales l(...)

Smurfit Kappa, led by chief executive Tony Smurfit, expects to “have a good year with earnings growth for 2016”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Smurfit Kappa’s chief executive said the company is “far from being a sitting duck” even as it trades at a significant discount to peers and a strong(...)

Profits at Ireland’s Top 1000 companies roared to a record high of some €36 billion in the 2016 survey, as the country’s top companies shrugged off t(...)

Albert Manifold, chief executive, CRH, said that the group’s acquisition of CRL is an “excellent operational fit” with the group’s US building envelope business.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

CRH, the building materials giant, believes it is on the cusp of a 10-year cycle of growth, as the company cheered investors with a strong interim res(...)

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(...)

Coffee chain plans major revamp of food and drink offering. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Starbucks, aiming to give cooling US traffic a jolt, has announced it will add beer, wine, and evening snacks to thousands of domestic cafes, widen lu(...)