Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson. The company is expected to announce profits on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters.

Johnson and Johnson, the world’s biggest maker of health-care products, said its board approved a plan to buy back as much as $10 billion in shares. (...)

The Waterfoot Hotel in Derry has cancelled a PSNI event after threats by a dissident Republican group to hold a protest. Photograph: Google Maps

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) recruitment fair due to take place in Derry this weekend has been cancelled, following a threat by a dissi(...)

European shares fell on Tuesday following disappointing Chinese import data, dragged down by auto and mining stocks, though SABMiller soared after accepting a takeover proposal from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.

(...) sharper fall in imports left economists divided over whether the world’s second largest economy’s ailing(...)

Gardaí said the men, all in their 20s, were arrested after a number of houses were searched in the Pallasgreen area.  File photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

Four men have been arrested after gardaí searched a number of properties in Co Limerick on Tuesday morning. Gardaí said the men, all in their 20s, we(...)

New long-range planes will allow Singapore Airlines to re-start world’s longest journeys. Photograph: Getty.

Singapore Airlines plans to restart the world’s longest flights when it takes delivery of a new ultra- long range plane made by Airbus Group SE in 201(...)

The  new Hyundai Tuscon replaces the ix35 and has its sights set on stealing sales from the Nissan Qashqai - particularly with an aggressive launch price promotion

(...) every obstacle in your path. Diesel economy It’s not exciting then, but I suspect it will tackle the(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are expected to outline  €1.5 billion  in spending and tax reductions in Budget 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Cuts to the universal social charge, tax incentives for farmers and the self-employed and a further reinstatement of the Christmas bonus are expected (...)

A Volkswagen supervisory board committee charged with overseeing the external investigation into the emissions cheating meets on Tuesday in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images.

(...) year as Europe’s largest economy faces the fallout from the Volkswagen scandal and weaker growth in(...)

Final 10 million shares will be given to Royal Mail employees, raising the stake held by workers to 12 per cent. Photograph: PA.

The UK government unloaded its final stake in Royal Mail, completing the privatisation of the postal service in two years as chancellor of the exchequ(...)


We had a lot of money taken away from us in the crisis years budgets. And we got a few euro back last year. However Budget 2016, to be presented on(...)