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Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From promising acquisitions to significant asset sales and business exits, the winners for July, August and September of this year’s Irish Times Busin(...)

The cruise ship Viking Sky after it sent out a mayday signal, off the west coast of Norway. Photograph: Odd Roar Lange/NTB scanpix via AP

Rescue helicopters have evacuated dozens of people from a luxury cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west (...)

Summer solstice in Helsinki, Finland – the happiest country, according to the UN’s latest happiness report, for the second year running. Photograph: Heikki Saukkomaa via Reuters

Money can’t buy you happiness. How many times was that drilled into you as a child? But have a look at the latest UN Happiness Report. The top 20 coun(...)

The auto index was boosted by a 5 per cent jump in Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/ Reuters

European indices performed well on Tuesday with the exception of the Iseq with investors hoping for a more accommodative US policy stance at the end o(...)

GMIT’s Cáit Noone: ‘Sometimes I will have a parent say to me, ‘I did that job and I’m not having her [or him] do it, and I always think, what a missed opportunity, because this is a career where you will never be unemployed.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

What do you do when the industry you represent, and the third-level courses you are delivering, are attracting dwindling numbers of new entrants? It i(...)

Algerian flag flutters as people protest at  President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to postpone elections in Algiers, on March 15th. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra

Hundreds of thousands of people protested in central Algiers on Friday in the biggest demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year r(...)

Shareholders in Cuisine de France owner Aryzta will, for now, accept steadiness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Long-suffering investors in Aryzta could be forgiven for growing tired of peering through the greasy oven window for signs of life in the baked goods (...)

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Domino’s Pizza posted falling annual profits and admitted store openings will be hit this year amid an escalating row with its franchisees. But the p(...)

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Irish-Swiss baking group Aryzta saw its three-year programme to get the business back on track begin to pay off in the second half of the year, as org(...)

People celebrate on the streets after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he will not run for a fifth term, in Algiers on Monday. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power on Monday, bowing to weeks of mass demonstrations against his 20-y(...)

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