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Outgoing  IAG chief Willie Walsh: IAG have named Iberia CEO Luis Gallego as his successor. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Willie Walsh’s imminent departure as chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG) is unlikely to halt momentum at its Irish subsidiary Aer Li(...)

 Willie Walsh, the then chief executive of Aer Lingus speaking to members of the press in 2001 on the day a restucturing plan was announced with the loss of over 2000 staff jobs. Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

News that Willie Walsh is stepping down as chief executive of Aer Lingus owner IAG won’t have come as a surprise to most people, given that he recentl(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, began his career as a pilot with Aer Lingus.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Willie Walsh occasionally recounts how, when he was chief executive of Aer Lingus, he found the notes from the interview he did after applying to be a(...)

Valeo, which owns Batchelors, filed its accounts in recent days with the Companies Registration Office

The value of the assets of the acquisitive, Irish-run Valeo Foods group has broken the €1 billion barrier, its first set of publicly-filed accounts su(...)

The acquisition of Tangerine Confectionery, which owns old-school Irish sweetshop favourites such as Black Jacks, Fruit Salads, sherbert Dip Dabs and Refreshers, is the 12th buyout in the eight years since the establishment of Valeo.

Dublin-headquartered Valeo Foods Group has completed the acquisition of the British company that makes sherbet Dip Dabs and Black Jack sweets for a pr(...)

Valeo Foods owns a number of consumer brands in Ireland including Batchelors

The owner of consumer brands Jacob’s and Odlums, Valeo Foods, has bought the confectionery division of a Finnish-based food company for €100 million. (...)

 Valeo Foods,  owner of the Jacobs biscuit brand, has appointed Hilliard Lombard as managing director of its  Irish business

Valeo Foods, the owner of Batchelors and Fruitfield, has beefed up its senior management team by hiring Hilliard Lombard, the former head of Aryzta’s(...)

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