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(...)

US stocks rose after the latest monthly jobs report pointed to strength in the world’s largest economy. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, with Italian stocks supported after a deal to form a coalition government there ended three month(...)

Smurfit Kappa fell back more than 2 per cent to €35.86, coming off the record highs on Monday in the midst of the pursuit of the company by US giant International Paper.

European shares fell for a second day on Tuesday on fears a new election in Italy – which could become a proxy referendum on its euro membership – mig(...)

A single teacher could have purchased a two-bed home in Dublin 4 back in 1995, but today - if they can get the necessary loans - will be looking at an apartment in Tallaght

A single teacher could have purchased a two-bed home in Dublin 4 back in 1995, but today - if they can get the necessary loans - will be looking at an(...)

The Smurfit Kappa corrugated packaging factory. IP said on May 16th it was willing to offer Smurfit Kappa shareholders a “mix and match” facility. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Smurfit Kappa shares spiked at a record high on Monday as investors wagered that International Paper (IP) will make a third takeover bid, as the board(...)

Mark Sutton, chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper:  was backed by 55 per cent of shareholders against proposal an egm be held if holders of at least 10 per cent of its stock sought one. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

International Paper (IP) successfully defeated a pesky investor proposal at its recent annual general meeting that the company should lower the thresh(...)

The Government’s vacant site levy will face legal challenges from disgruntled housebuilders. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s vacant site levy will face legal challenges from disgruntled housebuilders after Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy appeared to acced(...)

Aryzta, whose stock plunged on Thursday, owns the Cuisine de France brand.

Aryzta’s stock plunged a record low on Thursday as the beleaguered Swiss-Irish baked goods issued a fresh profit warning, sparking fresh concerns abou(...)

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