Belgian soldiers on the streets of Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds b(...)

The bank said on Tuesday it plans to consolidate stock on a 1-for-250 basis

AIB plunged in Dublin trading as the lender prepares to cut the number of shares it has in issue by more than 99 per cent in an reorganization of its (...)

Air France Airbus 380, Flight 65, sits on the runway at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Photograph: AFP

Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the US were diverted to Salt Lake City and Halifax, Canada, on Wednesday morning after the airline receive(...)

Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi: Russia has been hit by sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine while India has not performed as brightly as expected. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

So farewell to the Brics. Well, to be more accurate, we can say goodbye to the Goldman Sachs fund named for the handy acronym penned by its then chief(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

British prime minister David Cameron outlines conditions for renegotiating the terms of his country’s membership in the European Union,  at Chatham House in London, on Tuesday. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via The New York Times

The publication of British prime minister David Cameron’s letter to European Council president Donald Tusk opens a critical phase in Britain’s attempt(...)

In what’s been a closely guarded family secret, the late Walmart heir John Walton gave half of his then-$17 billion estimated fortune to charitable trusts and a third to their only child, Lukas Walton, now 29, an analysis of court documents reveals. His wife Christy got the rest.

Ever since Walmart heir John T Walton died 10 years ago in a plane crash, it has been widely assumed that he passed the bulk of his vast estate to (...)

Michael O’Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair, has seen his wealth soar as the airline’s stock price reaches new highs. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

For Ryanair Holdings chief executive officer Michael O’Leary, being nice has its rewards. The Irish billionaire who in the past has derided passenger(...)

Ryanair followed up this week’s news that it made €1 billion surplus in the first half of the year with strong passenger numbers for October. Its shares added 1.07 per cent to end the day at €14.66

European shares closed off their highs yesterday amid continued fallout from the Volkswagen emissions scandal and indications from Federal Reserve cha(...)

Donald Trump: Republican presidential candidate  blamed US politicians for poor tax policy. Photograph: AP

The practice of “corporate inversions” – US companies buying overseas businesses to avail of lower tax rates such as in Ireland – has sparked politica(...)