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 Gary McGann: has also had his hands full with managing defections of senior staff at the bookmaker. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Paddy Power Betfair chairman Gary McGann was unfazed two years ago when a lucrative executive bonus scheme was met by a mini shareholder revolt at the(...)

Smurfit Kappa Group, led by Tony Smurfit, grandson of its founder, pledged to proceed with its own plan, outlined last month, to invest €1.6bn over the next four years in expanding its business and buying smaller rivals. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Shares in paper packaging giant Smurfit Kappa are set to rise again on Wednesday after it emerged that US rival International Paper’s rejected bid for(...)

Leslie Buckley: Will step down from the  board of Independent News & Media following shareholders’ egm on March 1st. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Paul Connolly, a longtime business associate of Denis O’Brien, has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Leslie Buckley as chairman of newspaper p(...)

The world’s five most valuable companies - Apple, Google’s parent Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook –  each gaining between 37%  and 56%  in 2017 to leave them with a combined market capitalisation of €2.8 trillion. Photograph: Getty Images

Allegations of Russian interference in US elections. A rocky first year for the new incumbent in the White House. A rogue nation testing weapons of m(...)

Ryanair’s share price closed down 2.1% at €14.61 in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Ryanair has agreed to release pilots’ representatives from their duties today to allow them take part in its first meeting with their trade union Impa(...)

Ryanair’s concession of  union recognition  – albeit with conditions – will likely see pilot strike threat withdrawn and showcases the  airline’s ability to act decisively in the face of fast-changing events. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

And so Michael O’Leary has saved Christmas. At least that’s the line Ryanair’s well-oiled marketing machine will spin. The unions have yet to call o(...)

Representation row: Ryanair argues that its existing structure is already a fair collective bargaining system and that it has the Supreme Court’s approval.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ryanair pilots are heading for their first ever strike within the next few days in what could turn into a battle of wills between them and the airline(...)

 Paddy Power Betfair chairman Gary McCann with Breon Corcoran, who is stepping down from his position as chief executive at the company. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is no positive spin on the news that Breon Corcoran is leaving the helm at Paddy Power Betfair. That’s the view of David Holohan, chief investme(...)

Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh and chief financial officer Geoff Doherty: Mr Murtagh’s total pay package increased by 9 per cent last year to €1.915 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The 50 or so shareholders gathered at Kingspan’s annual general meeting in Ballsbridge in Dublin on Thursday had good reason to be cheerful. While sh(...)

“Despite the above-average gross domestic product growth, the Iseq has underperformed other European markets given investor concerns about a knock-on effect to Brexit.” Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 88 per cent of Ireland’s publicly-quoted companies reported earnings in recent months that either met or beat markets expectations, despite ini(...)

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