Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Energy stocks boosted by a steady surge in oil prices and a higher open on Wall Street helped European shares erase session losses and close higher on(...)

The current row comes three weeks after Mike Ashley’s sportswear group snapped up the department store chain House of Fraser for £90 million. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Mike Ashley faces a potential shareholder revolt at Sports Direct’s annual meeting on Wednesday amid claims of his “continued failures” as chief execu(...)

Martin Keane, who will jointly be chairman of the plc and the co-op. “I will continue to build on the work of all those who have had the vision to make Glanbia the global nutrition group it is today.”

Glanbia has appointed Martin Keane as group chairman to succeed Henry Corbally with immediate effect. The Kilkenny-based food company said Mr Keane, (...)

Glanbia last month cut its base milk price by 3 cent a litre amid warnings of oversupply in the marketplace, undercutting the price offered by rival processors. Photograph: Drew Nash/Times-News

Glanbia directors are expected to come under fire at the group’s annual general meeting (agm) in Kilkenny on Wednesday over the price it pays farmers (...)

Kerry Group’s Stan McCarthy: received a performance-related pay bonus of $1.67 million, up from $1.34 million. Photograph: David Sleator

Kerry Group’s former boss Stan McCarthy saw his remuneration jump nearly 50 per cent last year, making him one of the highest-paid Irish chief executi(...)

Collapsed UK construction giant Carillion owed Irish group Sammon Contracting €8 million for work done on stalled school-building projects in the Repu(...)

Burberry was last defeated on a non-binding pay vote in 2014 after the group handed Bailey a one-time award to prevent him from leaving. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Burberry Group Plc’s executive compensation faces growing opposition after the UK’s Investment Association joined the chorus of critics ahead of the f(...)

Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh and chief financial officer Geoff Doherty: Mr Murtagh’s total pay package increased by 9 per cent last year to €1.915 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The 50 or so shareholders gathered at Kingspan’s annual general meeting in Ballsbridge in Dublin on Thursday had good reason to be cheerful. While sh(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: key UK market has become “a little softer than at the turn of the year”.

Kingspan, whose shares have rallied 75 per cent from their post-Brexit lows, has seen its UK order backlog weaken in recent weeks and its profit margi(...)

The Glanbia Co-operative Society, which owns 36.5%  of Glanbia, has 10 nominees on the publicly-quoted company’s board. The figure is set to drop to eight by the end of next year

The main shareholder in listed agribusiness group Glanbia holds too much sway over the company’s board, according to an influential advisory firm, whi(...)

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