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Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: The insulation and building materials specialist led the way with a  gain that saw it close at €38. Dealers said the stock had been weak on Monday but had strong recovery through Tuesday

Markets hit two-month highs on Tuesday aided by good news from several companies including oil giant BP which reported that profits doubled in 2018. (...)

Greencore had committed to buying back just under 37 per cent of any shareholder’s holding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I have some shares in Greencore and am trying to sell them back to the company under their return of capital. I gather the plan was approved at the ag(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney at the company’s agm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The share buyback offer of sandwich group Greencore has been oversubscribed, with shareholders taking up the full £509 million (€567m) on offer. Howev(...)

In New York, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell on Tuesday, as technology stocks pulled back. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares closed higher ahead of a blizzard of political, economic and corporate events, with a Brexit vote and Apple results on Tuesday and a F(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Convenience food firm Greencore said it is actively considering “airlifting” fresh food produce to Britain in the event of a disorderly Brexit. At th(...)

Caterpillar, a bellwether for global industrials, fell more than 8 per cent. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

European shares slid on Monday as optimism about the end of a US government shutdown faded and growth worries reared their head again. DUBLIN Monday(...)

From left, Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette with chairman Maurice Pratt: Uniphar’s acquisition of Sisk Healthcare was the largest deal involving both Irish buyers and sellers in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving Irish companies is at its highest level since at least 2005, according to a new study by In(...)

 Patrick Coveney,  chief executive of Greencore: the company will discuss its intention to return £509 million (€580 million) to investors on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday Results: Whirlpool, Caterpillar. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Dec), overseas travel (Dec); Euro zone loan growth and money supply (Dec);(...)

Having sold off its US business unexpectedly, Greencore has decided to return to shareholders £509 million (about €580 million) of the €93 million it got in that deal.

I am a small Greencore holder dating back to post Irish Sugar privatisation in December 1991. I find the current offer very confusing and much of the (...)

Greencore: The share buyback  means you either sell out some or all of your interest, or give up the chance to benefit from the return of capital following the company’s sale of its US operations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is most peculiar that a company like Greencore decides to return the surplus on a deal to shareholders and then ends up only passing it on to those(...)

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