Liam O Mahony

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Tony Smurfit: “I was lucky. Things just opened at the right time. It wasn’t planned.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s three years since cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa received a St Valentine’s Day overture of the most unwelcome kind from US rival International(...)

Save the Barrow line committee members Marie Kinsella, Olivia O’Leary and Anne Butler: An Bord Pleanála has rejected a Waterways Ireland plan for a hard surface along the towpath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Broadcaster Olivia O’Leary loves the Barrow, the longest of the Three Sister rivers that rises in the Slieve Blooms and marks the boundary between Kil(...)

Anne Anderson, former Irish ambassador to the US.

Smurfit Kappa has appointed former Irish ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, as an independent, non-executive director to its board with e(...)

Mark Sutton, chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper:  was backed by 55 per cent of shareholders against proposal an egm be held if holders of at least 10 per cent of its stock sought one. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

International Paper (IP) successfully defeated a pesky investor proposal at its recent annual general meeting that the company should lower the thresh(...)

Smurfit Kappa chairman Liam O’Mahony said the IP bid “entirely fails to value the group’s intrinsic business worth and prospects”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two US hedge funds, Davidson Kempner and York Capital, have accumulated a combined 4.74 per cent interest in cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa using f(...)

 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 chief executive Tony Smurfit. International Paper is hoping the value of potential synergies will persuade Smurfit Kappa investors to put pressure on him to start talks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Smurfit Kappa’s unwanted suitor, International Paper, is preparing to pitch to shareholders in the cardboard box-maker that its revised bid values the(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Monday as a late surge in the euro and diplomatic tensions with Russia more than offset hopes that the protectionist shift in (...)

Smurfit Kappa has unanimously rejected a revised offer from US suitor International Paper. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Shares in Smurfit Kappa fell on Monday morning as the in cardboard box maker rejected a revised bid from US suitor International Paper, on the grounds(...)

Parties close to Smurfit Kappa let it be known it wouldn’t consider allowing International Paper peek at its books unless it came back with an offer of at least €40 a share. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

It’s been 18 days since cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa revealed it had received and rejected as “highly opportunistic” a €36.46 per-share takeover (...)

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