Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said he was working on a best-case scenario of two to three months in which flights would be grounded and revenues would vanish. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Having triggered the wiping of more than $25 trillion off the value of public companies globally in the past five weeks as it wreaks havoc on health s(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh. The firm will acquire Colt Group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Insulation maker Kingspan will acquire Colt Group, a UK-based company that designs and supplies climate control, smoke control and natural ventilation(...)

European shares saw broad-based gains on Thursday allying after encouraging comments from China on trade with the United States came as a welcome relief amid growth worries and political turmoil. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares saw broad-based gains on Thursday allying after encouraging comments from China on trade with the United States came as a welcome reli(...)

Ardagh will receive $2.5 billion in cash from the Exal deal

Irish-led bottle and can maker Ardagh Group intends repaying some of its $8 billion debt (€7.1 billion) with the $2.5 billion (€2.2 billion) that it i(...)

Gene Murtagh, chief executive of Kingspan: if purchase goes through, firm is likely to sell Recticel’s flexible foam business to an as-yet unnamed third party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The €700 million that insulation specialist Kingspan is prepared to pay for Belgian rival Recticel is ahead of the €660 million in cash and available (...)

Kingspan said sales rose 15 per cent in the first half to top €2 billion for the first time

Davy Stockbrokers has upgraded its earnings forecast for Kingspan by 2 per cent for 2018 on the back of better-than-expected first-half results, citin(...)

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

Analysts at one of the brokers behind IPL Plastics’ recent Canadian flotation have highlighted near-term concerns about the Dublin-based company’s val(...)

Kingspan CEO Gene Murtagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Insulation group Kingspan, which has taken a pause this year on the mergers and acquisitions front, has the capacity to spend at least €500 million on(...)

Paul Coulson, chairman of Ardagh Group, rings the opening bell alongside John Tuttle, Global Head of Listings at the NYSE, Ian Curley, CEO of Ardagh Group, and John Sheehan, director of Investor Relations of Ardagh Group, as the company holds its IPO at the New York Stock Exchange on March 15th, 2017.

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group, the metals and glass containers maker which floated on the New York Stock Exchange last month, may be tem(...)

Kingspan unveiled an interim statement last week which said sales for the first nine months of the year had risen 13% on the same period in 2015

Insulation group Kingspan is understood to have spent $37 million (€35m) last month on the acquisition of a US maker of skylights and smoke vents. T(...)

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