Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European stocks jumped more than 1 per cent on Thursday, while the euro slumped against the dollar, after the European Central Bank indicated it would(...)

In 2007, Ahern pointed out that unemployment was at 4.2 per cent, while gross domestic product had grown by 5.3 per cent the year before.  Photograph: David Sleator

One of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s most infamous remarks came in Bundoran, Co Donegal, in July 2007 when he criticised the economic naysayers of t(...)

Cantillon: A cruel irony for Sammon.

Smurfit Kappa pledged to redouble efforts to clarify its strategy and boost its market value, as it began a charm offensive with major investors after(...)

A Smurfit Kappa plant in the UK: IP now faces a 12-month ban from making another approach for the group

Smurfit Kappa pledged to redouble efforts to clarify its strategy and boost its market value, as it began a charm offensive with major investors after(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

Smurfit Kappa, led by Tony Smurfit, rejected two bids from Memphis-based IP this year – in February and March – for failing to capture the group’s “intrinsic” business value and prospects. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The Irish Takeover Panel is set to slap a 12-month ban on International Paper (IP) making another approach for Smurfit Kappa, after the US group backe(...)

Smurfit shares took a battering yesterday even though the Dublin market was closed. Fading hopes for a deal with International Paper and an acquisitio(...)

EasyJet gained 3.8% after Deutsche Bank lifted its target price for the stock and the sector benefited from the fact that AccorHotels said it was looking at buying a stake in Air France KLM. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin-based companies Smurfit Kappa, Shire and Paddy Power counted among the five worst performers on the FTSE 100 even as major markets moved ahead (...)

Anthony Smurfit, chief executive  of Smurfit Kappa, and Liam O’Mahony, chairman, at the company’s AGM

Shares in Smurfit Kappa slid by as much as 7.5 per cent in London on Monday as hopes faded that its unwanted US suitor would make a third takeover pro(...)

The chances of US group International Paper wrapping up a takeover deal with Smurfit Kappa are fading, as both sides maintain a standoff days before a bid deadline. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The chances of US group International Paper (IP) wrapping up a takeover deal with Smurfit Kappa are fading, as both sides maintain a standoff days bef(...)

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