Donal MacNamee: Smurfit deal another knife in the side of Ireland’s wounded stock exchange

Euronext Dublin is two companies away from having lost 23 listed businesses in five years. How much more pain can it endure?

Smurfit Kappa: packaging giant has confirmed it is in talks for a merger with Westrock

Julius Caesar famously died after suffering 23 wounds but only one – a knife to the ribs from a seething Roman senator – proved fatal.

The operator of Ireland’s stock exchange has now watched 21 companies depart in the last five years, each exit a dagger thrust into its side. So, how many more can it endure?

On Thursday, Smurfit Kappa became the latest blue-chip to open the door to the possibility of an exit ...