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Alan Walsh, chief executive of IPL Plastics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin-headquartered IPL Plastics reported on Wednesday that its earnings slumped 37 per cent in the second quarter as the maker of everything from yo(...)

IPL Plastics chiief executive Alan Walsh: current trading in the shares shows the market is pricing in a high probability of the deal going through, with little chance of  flushing  out a higher offer. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish boardroom doyenne Rose Hynes, a non-executive director at IPL Plastics, which makes everything from ice-cream containers to wheelie bins, is hol(...)

IPL chief executive Alan Walsh. The company’s Irish backers maintain that since the plastic maker floated on the Toronto market in 2018, raising €120 million, it has largely ignored their interests: Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish shareholders will press on with complaints to regulators against plastics maker IPL but have welcomed news that Madison Dearborn is offering to (...)

Children wearing plastic face visors in class at Kinugawa Elementary School in Nikko, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Schools all over the world closed their classrooms and sent children home in the early days of the pandemic. Many have returned, many are preparing to(...)

David Herbison, the ‘bard of Dunclung’. Photograph: The Ulster Scots Language Society

The Rob Roy was perhaps one of the most unfortunate ships to ever cross the Atlantic. Having left Belfast 25 days earlier, disaster struck the vessel (...)

In the space of 48 hours at the start of July, more than 12,000 people in the UK alone learned their jobs were about to go. File photograph: Getty

There was a moment on Wednesday morning last week when it looked as if something remarkable might happen. For a brief few hours, the flood of headli(...)

Solicitor and shareholder Noel Smyth says he will report  IPL Plastics, led by Aidan Walsh (above), to stock market regulators over the conduct of its agm. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Solicitor Noel Smyth says he will report wheelie bin and packaging maker IPL Plastics to stock market regulators on Wednesday, saying he was denied an(...)

A worker cleans the cockpit windows of a Bombardier Global 7500 long range business jet. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Bombardier is facing the boot from Canada’s main index as it slides toward irrelevance for equity investors. The aircraft and train manufacturer’s sh(...)

Children attend class while practising social distancing in  France, May 25th. Photograph: Epa/Ian Langsdon

The Irish Times asked readers living abroad if their children had returned to school or childcare after the Covid-19 lockdown. Here is a selection of (...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold, a veteran of at least five recessions, had been anticipating an economic slowdown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Like many in Ireland, CRH boss Albert Manifold traces back how the scale of the coronavirus crisis struck home for him to when Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (...)

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