Bood day, bad day: Aer Lingus rose on the Iseq while CRH and Ryanair fell. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined on Monday after last week’s gains, but the FTSE 100 blue-chip index managed to reverse slips in early trading to set a new r(...)

European stocks headed toward their highest level since 2000 after the Federal Reserve said data indicated economic growth has moderated. Photo: Bloomberg

European stocks headed toward their highest level since 2000 after the Federal Reserve said data indicated economic growth has moderated, fueling spec(...)

In Dublin Ryanair rose by more than 1.3 per cent as investors greeted the news that its board has ratified a push into the transatlantic market in coming years

Germany’s Dax raced to record highs on Monday, part of an extended rally of the European stock market driven by investors’ expectations that a weaken(...)

Greece’s Alpha Bank AE rallied 17 percent. “Today is a huge relief for the banks, which are a big part of the index, because part of the story is that they will be kept afloat,” said analyst Jean-Paul Jeckelmann Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

European stocks surpassed their recent highs as Greece won tentative approval for a four-month extension from euro zone ministers.The news was follow(...)

 BHP Billiton Ltd: additional ore in a market where there is a lack of corresponding demand growth

The head of the world’s largest mining company BHP Billiton said on Tuesday that the price of its main commodity, iron ore, was likely to fall in the (...)

Sam Walsh, chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Group after announcing the group’s latest results

Global miner Rio Tinto handed $2 billion in capital to shareholders on top of a higher than expected dividend on Thursday, despite reporting its worst(...)

Hurricane Fly  clears  the last with a stumbling Jezki to win  the Irish Champion Hurdle for a fifth time in a row yesterday: Photograph Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Greatest-of-all-time” arguments may be futile, but Hurricane Fly’s claims to be regarded as the finest hurdler ever produced in Ireland were undersc(...)

Ruby Walsh, left, on board Hurricane Fly clears the last hurdle ahead of Tony McCoy and Jezki during the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The four year old Fiscal Focus is an intriguing ‘unknown-factor’ going into Leopardstown’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle but the youngster faces a mammoth(...)

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(...)

Dermot Weld will rely on star young jockey Johnny Burke for Tandem’s bid for success in Sunday’s €100,000 Boylesports Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Dermot Weld plans to pitch Tandem into Sunday’s €100,000 Boylesports Hurdle and will turn to star young jockey Johnny Burke for the job of guiding hi(...)