“Private-equity and venture-capital play an ever increasing role in Europe’s capital markets. In 2014, we saw a clear pickup of investment and divestment activity across Europe, supported by robust fundraising,” EVCA chief executive Dörte Höppner said in a statement

Private-equity investment into European companies rose to its highest level in five years in 2014(...)

Up and away: Aer Lingus  stock closed  yesterday 1.5 per cent up at €2.43. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) closed 1.3 per cent up at 1,622.96 points, a rebound that accelerated on reports of staff-level agreement(...)

Adults who take too much caffeine can suffer anxiety and problems sleeping

(...) – should be a safe level for most healthy adults. This is about 3mg per kilogram of body weight from(...)

Girls experience much higher stress levels than boys in the Leaving Cert, an ESRI  study  suggests. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) senior cycle level.” The study - based on a survey of 900 students who completed their secondary(...)

Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Tony McCoy pictured  at Royal County Down ahead of the Irish Open. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) this year’s championship has rekindled more positive feelings. After his third outing on the course at(...)

(...) property prices remain 37.8 per cent lower than their peak level in 2007. Dublin house prices were 36(...)

 Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Dublin’, comes as third-level institutions step up their campaign for increased public investment to deal(...)

 Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin airport. The airline is in good shape at present, arguably enjoying some of its best trading years since the Irish economy collapsed in  2008. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

(...)- mooted third runway might become a reality, allowing the airport to grow for decades to come. Aer Lingus(...)

The Department of Agriculture said it was working with meat processors to gain re-entry into the US. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

(...) disappointingly low level of trade so far. The Dawn Meats processing facility at Charleville in Co Cork has(...)

‘Two-thirds of young people can now expect to enter higher education, compared with a mere 5 per cent for those born in the 1950s.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) by a rise in managerialism at institutional level, leading to considerable unease among many(...)