US stocks rose to a 12-week high as data showed the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic was less severe than anticipated. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares rose for a fourth straight session on Thursday, as optimism over businesses returning to work and stimulus for the battered euro-zone (...)

Debenhams closed its doors. The catastrophic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on Irish businesses and the world economy were further crystalised this week

The catastrophic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on Irish businesses and the world economy were further crystalised this week as fears grow t(...)

Smurfit Kappa saw its European business volumes grow 3% and demand in the Americas expand by 3.5% in the first quarte.

Cardboard box-making giant Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has scrapped its plans to pay a €193 million final dividend on last year’s earnings, joining a sl(...)

Halo Business Angel Network in Powerscourt, Co Wicklow

Monday, February 3rd Results: Ryanair, Alphabet, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Viacom. Indicators: Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Jan); UK manufacturing PMI(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: ready to ditch a balanced budget? Photograph: EPA

News that the German government could ditch its balanced-budget rule and take on debt to stave off recession boosted European markets on Friday. DUBL(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson is determined to lead Britain out of the EU before facing an election.

There were rumours this week that British prime minister Boris Johnson – hell bent on leading Britain out of the EU before he faces the electorate – m(...)

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan. European shares finished lower, weighed down by tr(...)

Smurfit Kappa, led by chief executive Tony Smurfit, is ‘very disappointed’ by Italian fine. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) said on Tuesday its Italian unit has been fined €124 million as authorities in the country found that 50(...)

Facebook is among the tech giants set to report results this week.

Gains in oil heavyweights amid heightened tensions in the Middle East helped London’s main index hold steady on Monday. European shares ended flat as (...)

The late Howard Kilroy, who served as governor of Bank of Ireland’s court of directors from 1991 until 2000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish businessman Howard Kilroy has died aged 83. He was best known as the chief financial officer of the Smurfit Group during a period of major inter(...)

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