Barry Ryan Snr and Niamh O’Connor, who drowned off the Cork coast, and Barry Davis Ryan, who is still missing.

Barry Ryan (51), who drowned off the coast of Baltimore in Co Cork, and his son Barry Davis Ryan (20), who is still missing at sea, are the son and gr(...)

Breege O’Donoghue, outside Penneys, Mary Street, Dublin. ‘I couldn’t contemplate retiring. I love what I’m doing and I’m in love with Primark.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Where might most of us be when we are about to turn 71? Playing golf, perhaps, if we’re lucky enough to still have good health. Or maybe enjoying time(...)

AB Foods met forecasts with a 2 per cent fall in first-half profit as growth at its discount fashion chain Primark was offset by continued weakness in its sugar operation. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Associated British Foods has edged down its full-year earnings guidance on foreign currency concerns, it said on Tuesday.The firm met forecasts with a(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; M&T Bank; Morgan Stanley; Sanmina. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Feb); US Chicago Fed national activity index (...)

Zara-owner Inditex, facing competition from Primark and H&M, has increasd its online sales and opened new stores. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Clothing retailer Inditex reported accelerating revenue growth after an expansion of online sales and new stores helped drive a 5 per cent profit incr(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin. Associated British Foods maintained full year earnings expectations, with growth at its Primark and Penneys discount fashion chains. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Associated British Foods maintained full year earnings expectations, with growth at its Primark and Penneys discount fashion chains and progress at it(...)

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

A Dublin Dunnes Stores branch. The 1995 strike, which lasted three weeks, cost Dunnes about £50 million

The summer of 1995 is remembered for the sun that came out in early July and stayed until September. It is also remembered for one of the most bitter (...)

Dublin index heavyweight CRH added 1.17 per cent to close at €19.83

European markets rose as oil company gains helped to counterbalance a sharp fall in Swiss equities sparked by the country’s national bank decision to(...)

The Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc and drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 per cent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank’s move as “carnage”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s move to jettison a three-year-old cap on the franc threw global markets into turmoil yesterday, sending the currency and most European(...)