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LacPatrick chief executive Gabriel D’Arcy. Glanbia, Lakelands, Aurivo and Dale Farm have all expressed interest in the co-op.  Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Troubled dairy co-op LacPatrick will send details of the business to potential bidders this week, it is understood. Monaghan-headquartered LacPatrick(...)

Glanbia, Lakelands, Aurivo and Dale Farm have each expressed an interest in acquiring  LacPatrick’s 600m litre milk pool. Photograph: Getty Images

LacPatrick Dairies will issue non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to four prospective bidders this week as the process to sell off or merge the Monaghan-(...)

Seamus Finn: he was just 24 when he became the youngest editor in the country. Photograph: The Sligo Champion

Seamus Finn, the former editor of the Sligo Champion who has died aged 70, was as a cub reporter banned by Sligo Rovers from their home turf, the Show(...)

   Padraig Gibbons, chairman of Aurivo with Donal Tierney, CFO and Aaron Forde, Chief Executive of Aurivo. Picture Kenneth O’Halloran/JCP.

Dairy co-op Aurivo, formerly Connacht Gold, posted a 55 per cent drop in operating profit to €3 million last year amid the ongoing slump in milk pric(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Dairy co-op Aurivo, formerly Connacht Gold, saw profits jump 70 per cent to €8.9 million last year despite the collapse in milk prices.On the back of (...)

‘Kool and the Gang’: Keith Wood was full of praise for Mike Ross during Ireland’s Six Nations defeat of England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

So did you pop out yesterday in the sunshine for a pound of butter? And then have to slide your way back like a Nordic skier? All the time fretting ab(...)

Aurivo’s Dairy Ingredients business recorded €125 million in sales due to increased demand and stronger milk supply

Aurivo Co-Operative Society, which was formerly known as Connacht Gold, has reported a record turnover of €454 million for 2013, up 11 per cent(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary and TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely at the filming of an ad for the airline in the station’s HD studio in Ballymount, Dublin, earlier this month. (See question 20.) Photograph: Brian McEvoy

There was a big entry to my Christmas quiz last month. The winner is Mrs Kenya Quigley from Greystones in Co Wicklow. Congratulations, you win a two-d(...)

The cheap milk companies can’t wait for the end of the EU quota in 2015, but the expensive milk companies are not going down without a fight. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the great mysteries of suburban life and, for all I know, rural life, is the price of milk. How is it that you can walk into a convenience stor(...)

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