Smurfit Kappa group chief executive Gary McGann: “Europe is facing a major economic crisis because it is fundamentally uncompetitive and becoming more so by the day.” Photograph: Collins

Aside from the property bubble, what did for Ireland’s economy in the years to the crash was the fundamental loss of cost competitiveness of Ir(...)

 Eoin Reddan: the Leinster rugby player is a director of the Irish Youth Foundation. phototgraph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The Irish Youth Foundation (IYF) is doing its best to upset the collegiality between indigenous businesses and the US multinationals located he(...)

Ian Curley, the chief financial officer of Smurfit Kappa Group, said it is planning to spend €50 million a year for the next three years on a number of capital projects, aside from acquisitions.

MARK PAUL Ian Curley, the chief financial officer of the packaging giant Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), said the company plans to c(...)

Commenting on the group’s full year results Gary McGann, chief executive officer, said that the Americas was a strong source of earnings growth in 2013 and “continues to provide the group with geographic diversity and exposure to higher growth markets”. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

FIONA REDDAN Revenues rose by 8 per cent to €7.9 billion at Smurfit Kappa in 2013, as the paper and packaging group benefited from a lift(...)

 Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro Moros: has power for one year to enact laws, such as limits on profits, without oversight of congress. Photograph: Getty Images

The government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has temporarily taken over a packaging plant in Valencia owned by Smurfit Kappa Group, the manuf(...)

Third quarter results from Smurfit Kappa Group are likely to show growth in underlying profitability as the pricing environment continues to improve.D(...)

Ryanair lost ground on investor concerns over price of aviation fuel. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Iseq slid yesterday in line with other European exchanges as stocks across the continent suffered their biggest daily drop in two months. Oil pric(...)

Chief executive Gary McCann, photographed at the Smurfit Kappa AGM in the Conrad Hotel today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Pretax profit at Smurfit Kappa Group fell 43 per cent to €57 million in the first three months of 2013. This is despite a 4 per c(...)

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