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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(...)

Triona Noonan  in her garden in Dun Laoghaire with some of her prized alpine and rock plants Photo Credit Richard Johnston

Say the words “rock gardening” to most young(ish) gardeners and they’re likely to gently wrinkle their noses and shake their heads in amused bewilderm(...)

ESB profits were hit by a reduction in the value of its electricity generating plants. Photograph: Eric Luke

State-owned energy group ESB earned a €60 million profit last year, the company said on Thursday. The group, which generates electricity and sells it(...)

Bernie Gray, Coillte’s new chairwoman. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former EirGrid chairwoman Bernie Gray has been appointed to the same position at the State-owned forestry business Coillte. Following a “competitive(...)

Greencoat Renewables had a net asset value of €309 million on December 31st. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Wind farm operator Greencoat Renewables paid its investment manager more than €3 million last year as the business grew its assets. UK-based partners(...)

Minister for  Heritage  Josepha Madigan (right) is pictured at the  National Biodiversity Conference at Dublin Castle with Jane Stout, Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin, and Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography.

A series of 40 actions to address a biodiversity crisis facing Ireland have been announced by a coalition of Government departments, State agencies, e(...)

Coillte had been seeking a partner to work with it on building wind farms on land the forestry company owns

State companies Coillte and the ESB are in talks that might spark a €1 billion investment in wind farms, which could generate enough electricity to po(...)

Irish romance: Tristan and Isolde in a 1902 painting by Edmund Leighton

From Dublin to Cork to Wicklow, follow in some famous footsteps and visit the sites of Ireland’s greatest love stories. As befits the count(...)

Pictured at the launch of this year’s The Irish Times Business Awards in association with KPMG, were Eimear Moran, media solutions director with the Irish Times; KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy, and Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland and chair of the judging panel. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

The second edition of The Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG has been launched. This year’s awards ceremony will be held in the Ma(...)

The Environmental Pillar has highlighted “a clear failure to increase our tree cover in a substantial and sustainable fashion”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The State’s “relentless subsidised Sitka spruce afforestation programme” is not only causing widespread environmental problems but is undermining rura(...)

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