Patrick Coveney

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Noel Whelan: “The most significant impact of a vote for Brexit would be further dramatic political and economic instability within the EU at what is already a vulnerable time.”

Referendums campaigns are peculiar political animals. They give rise to alliances and divisions other than along traditional political fault lines or (...)

Greeencore chief executive Patrick Coveney told a Dublin Chamber of Commerce meeting on Wednesday that “it would be very, very bad for the Irish,European and world economies if Britain voted for a so-called Brexit. My personal judgment is that that’s what they’re going to do.”

The chief executive of one of Ireland’s largest companies believes Britain is poised to vote to leave the EU. Patrick Coveney of Greencore said his b(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney said it is currently putting in place additional manufacturing capacity at three new facilities in the US. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Greencore sees its massive investment building up a US conviencience foods business in recent years delivering the type of profit margins enjoyed by t(...)

Fergal Leamy: estimates Irish forestry output will double in the next 10 years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The headquarters of some Irish semi-State companies are fierce ugly. Dublin Bus’s head office on O’Connell Street, for example, looks like the back of(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney fears political, constitutional and financial uncertainty would follow a decision by the UK to leave the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

When the daily lunchtime rush hits in supermarkets around Britain, it is likely that the sandwich or wrap a customer picks up from the chill cabinet i(...)

Patrick Coveney: “My view is the implications for the food industry in Britain and for food manufacturers like us of Britain leaving Europe would be bad. And not marginally bad – very bad” Photograph: The Irish Times

When the daily lunchtime rush comes on in Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons stores around Britain, it is likely the sandwich or wrap(...)

 Michael Micheál Martin: “Broadband is as critical as a motorway was a couple of years ago for economic development.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

As metaphors go, it was apt – the Fine Gael poster of a gimlet-eyed Enda Kenny urging people to “Let’s Keep the Recovery Going” gradually disappearing(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said not all sectors of Irish society are feeling the benefits of the economic recovery. Photograph: Collins

Latest polls are showing more than 60 per cent of respondents want a change of government, while Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted not everyone is fee(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney. Mr Coveney said the Greencore’s strategy and momentum let it in a good position to deliver further progress in its next financial year. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

Momentum from its investments in the food-to-go sector in both the US and the UK helped Dublin-based food group Greencore drive growth in revenues a(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveny: “Ashoka combines the passion, energy, and enthusiasm of the social entrepreneurs with better business practice and provides resources to help them to succeed.” Photograph: Neil Macdougald

Founded by former McKinsey director Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs around the world in creating sustainable solutions to s(...)

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