Which Irish chief executives are hitting the jackpot?

The time is here for corporate giants to reveal eye-watering pay packets of the top dogs

3rd April, 2016
Left to right: Patrick Coveney, Greencore (3.3 million), Ciaran Murray, Icon (11 million), Siobhan Talbot, Glanbia (1.9 million), Stan McCarthy, Kerry Group: (4 million), Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa: 3.3 million

Had they not been made redundant from the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, John Climax and Ronan Lambe would not have set up their own business. From a standing start in 1990, with just a handful of people and a bank overdraft, they set about building their company, which carried out trials on drugs for the pharma industry.

Icon, as they called their start-up, became very successful very quietly. It joined the stock market in Ireland and...

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