Richard Conroy, chairman of Karelian Diamond Resources. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prof Richard Conroy and four other directors survived a second bid to sack them from the board of miner Karelian Diamond Resources on Friday. Rebel i(...)

Derbyshire-based Matthew Walker dominates the seasonal pudding market through most major retailers including Lidl and Waitrose, and and has sales of about €40 million.

Valeo Foods, the Dublin-headquartered group that owns Batchelors beans and the Jacobs biscuit brand, has agreed a deal to pay £67 million (€75.5 milli(...)

Kettle crisps: acquired by Valeo Foods for  €73 million

The announcement that Valeo Foods has agreed a €73 million deal to buy the European operation of Kettle crisps from Campbell Soup puts Valeo on the ve(...)

The deal includes the Kettle and Go Pure snack brands, as well as Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn

Valeo Foods, the acquisitive Dublin food group that owns Batchelors beans and Jacobs biscuits, is bearing down on the €1 billion annual sales barrier,(...)

A selection of Kettle crisps, which are set to be acquired by Irish food group Valeo from the Campbell Soup company.

Valeo Foods, backed by Cavan dealmaker Seamus Fitzpatrick, is in exclusive talks with Campbell Soup to buy the UK and Irish arm of the company behind (...)

Karelian Diamond Resources chairman Richard Conroy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Shares in Karelian Diamond Resources collapsed on Friday after chairman Richard Conroy and other board members survived a shareholder revolt at an ext(...)

The Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta has  a record entry of more than 500 boats. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With an unexpectedly fresh but welcome northwesterly wind, the 500-boat Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta breezed towards its halfway mark with clear leader(...)

The enlarged Karro Food Group will have sales of about £1.2 billion following the acquisition of Young’s Seafood. Photograph: iStock

CapVest, the London-based private equity company founded by Cavan man Seamus Fitzpatrick, has acquired Young’s Seafood through one of its subsidiaries(...)

Under pressure: Rebel investors in the company want to oust Prof Conroy, above, his daughter Sorca Conroy, Séamus FitzPatrick, Maureen Jones and Louis J Maguire from the Karelian board and replace them with their own nominees. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Karelian Diamond Resources shareholders will vote on proposals to sack chairman Richard Conroy and other directors at a meeting next month. Rebel inv(...)

Deja vu? Prof Richard Conroy, chairman of Karelian Diamond Resources,  has been in a similar situation previously. File photograph: Justin Mac Innes/Mac Innes Photography

Massive pressure combined with intense heat long ago to form diamonds from carbon found far beneath the Earth’s crust. Subsequent volcanic activity ha(...)

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