Townsend Hook paper mill, operated by Smurfit Kappa Group plc, near Maidstone, UK:  International Paper has limited appetite to continue to pursue it if it keeps resisting a tie-up. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Smurfit Kappa’s unwanted suitor, International Paper (IP), has signalled that it has limited appetite to continue to pursue the Irish company if it co(...)

Irish banking stocks were  out of sorts, with Permanent TSB declining 0.2 per cent to €1.75 and  Bank of Ireland dipping 0.2 per cent to €7.44. Photograph: Bloomberg

Irish shares dipped on Tuesday, taking their cue from early weakness on Wall Street, as traders across continental European markets and much of Asia (...)

International Paper is seeking to acquire Smurfit Kappa in a cash and stock transaction. Photograph: Luke Mac Gregor/Bloomberg

US packaging giant International Paper, which is circling Dublin-based peer Smurfit Kappa, is coming under pressure to boost shareholder rights and th(...)

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Punchestown Racecourse has invested €4 million in a new stand that it plans to open on the first day of its annual festival next week.

Builders are warning of a looming skills shortage as new figures show their industry continues to expand on the back of the Republic’s housing squeeze(...)

Smurfit Kappa revealed, on March 26th,  that it had rejected a second bid from International Paper in the space of a month.

Smurfit Kappa is likely to ultimately bow to pressure from shareholders and engage with its unwanted suitor International Paper. This could lead to a(...)

The New York Stock Exchange  on Friday: US stocks fell and treasuries rose as investors assessed the latest threat to the global trade order and a disappointing jobs report. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Stock markets edged downwards on Friday after US president Donald Trump’s threat to impose an extra $100 billion in tariffs on China exacerbated fears(...)

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann (left) and chief executive Kevin Toland:  shares fell almost 45 per cent in the first three months of 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aryzta fell almost 45 per cent in the first three months of the year, leading the Iseq20 index lower as it endured its first quarterly decline since t(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh, who is planning to streamline its management ranks in a bid to cut costs. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh is planning a cull of 15 per cent of its management ranks, as she sets about tackling its cost base(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. International Paper is hoping the value of potential synergies will persuade Smurfit Kappa investors to put pressure on him to start talks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Smurfit Kappa’s unwanted suitor, International Paper, is preparing to pitch to shareholders in the cardboard box-maker that its revised bid values the(...)

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