Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: “There’s an increasing good fit between what we are doing and the challenges that China seeks to meet.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill /Fennell Photography

Ireland’s technological advantages were the focus of the Shanghai leg of a trade mission to China led by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, with a num(...)

André Borschberg, Co-founder and CEO and Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman (in the cockpit)  standing beside the cockpit of Solar Impulse 2, the single seater solar airplane with which they will attempt  the first round-the-world solar flight.  Photograph: Jean Revillard/Rezo.ch

A solar-powered aircraft that will attempt to fly round the world next March was revealed in Switzerland this afternoon. It will fly day and ni(...)

Glanbia’s biggest brands in the segment include Gold Standard Whey and ABB. It has high-profile endorsement deals with athletes such as Rob Kearney, the Leinster and Ireland rugby player.

Glanbia has stepped up its expansion into the sports nutrition market by acquiring Nutramino, a Danish supplier of such products as energy drinks and (...)

 On Irish market Ryanair was the main mover, closing up just under 2 per cent at €6.878. The airline announced yesterday that it has bought back 175,000 of its own shares as part of its buyback programme. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks were little changed, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index at a six-year high, as a rally in ASML Holding offset a decline in ABB. The Stoxx(...)

Siemens’ new chief executive Joe Kaeser has yet to lay out how he plans to reinvent the company to catch up with more profitable rivals. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Germany’s Siemens expects earnings growth to accelerate in its current financial year as new chief executive Joe Kaeser steps up efforts to catch mor(...)

Aer Lingus shed 4 cent before settling at €1.399. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Markets were not exactly on fire yesterday, but the general trend was positive as the bank holiday weekend approached. International data was mixed, w(...)

Aer Lingus shares were stronger by four cent

Stock markets were mostly in negative form yesterday, with concerns over China’s growth outlook continuing to weigh on investors’ minds and the Europe(...)

Ryanir confirmed as the world’s most popular airline after IATA’s World Airline Transport Statistics showed it carried 79.6 million international passengers last year.

Global equity markets rose and the dollar strengthened against the yen yesterday on expectations the US Federal Reserve will reinforce its commitment (...)

 ABB said no date had been set for chief executive Joe Hogan to step down. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

ABB has announced the surprise departure of its chief executive just three weeks after the engineering group reported earnings that fell short (...)