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 UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond holds the red Budget box  on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

It’s only the day after the budget that the full extent of a chancellor’s generosity – or stinginess – tends to become apparent, once the number crunc(...)

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve said he was not prepared to sign ‘in blood now that I will follow over the edge of the cliff’. File image: AFP/Getty Images

Conservative backbench rebels could bring down Theresa May’s government over the role of parliament in approving the final Brexit deal or if there is (...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond: Often referred to as Eeyore, after the depressed donkey in Winnie-the-Pooh, but on Tuesday said he felt more like the irrepressible Tigger. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Philip Hammond’s determination to ensure a low-key spring statement was evident as soon as he exited the chancellor’s residence at No 11 Downing Stree(...)

Prof Richard Conroy at the first Conroy Gold and Natural Resources egm held in August of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Conroy Gold has been awarded all costs after winning its court battle against a dissident shareholder last month. Patrick O’Sullivan, a minority shar(...)

Maureen Jones, Prof Richard Conroy and James Jones at the Conroy egm

The actions of the board of Conroy Gold were “complete manipulation” in favour of the board, a shareholder told an emergency general meeting (egm) on (...)

Conroy Gold chairman Richard Conroy: he now holds about 21.6%  of the company’s shares

A shareholder in Conroy Gold and Natural Resources who has been pushing for changes to its corporate governance has criticised the company’s board for(...)

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy.

Patrick O’Sullivan, a minority shareholder in Conroy Gold and Natural Resources, has failed in a bid for a High Court declaration that he and two of h(...)

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy did not abuse his power when he blocked the election of shareholder Patrick O’Sullivan and two others to the (...)

Prof Richard Conroy: “In light of the fact that six directors, including the finance director, had been removed from the board of the company at the recent egm, the company is taking appropriate steps to strengthen the board.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It seems clear that Conroy Gold executive chairman Richard Conroy is considering appointing more directors to its board, which lost six members at an (...)

Patrick O’Sullivan: says he has concerns about corporate governance and directors’ pay at Conroy Gold. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Conroy Gold’s biggest shareholder plans a High Court challenge to the company’s ruling that a vote appointing new directors to its board was invalid. (...)

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