Bank of Ireland rose nearly 1 per cent to close at 35 cent, buoyed by a sector-wide surge in stocks

Banks led European stocks higher after equities completed the biggest quarterly advance since 2009. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent to (...)

Avolon is due to deliver 31 aircraft to its customers this year Photograph: Reuters

Aircraft leasing specialist, Avolon, has delivered the second of four Boeing 737s to central American carrier, Aeromexico. The Irish aircraft financie(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Alibaba shareholders have suffered a torrid few months, shares falling from $120 last November to $81 last week, erasing some $100 billion in market v(...)

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive, has talked for many years about establishing a transatlantic airline offering cheap fares, and the disclosure that the board has approved outline plans suggests the company is now serious about proceeding.

The board of Ryanair has approved plans to launch transatlantic flights, as part of an ambitious five-year growth strategy outlined by the airline. On(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook and senior vice president Eddy Cue. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the close of trading on March 18th, S&P Dow Jones Indices said yesterday.The de(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital: the company is one of the top five in the global aircraft finance sector. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish-based aircraft leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital earned more than $212 million (€190m) in profits last year, accounts just published show.The(...)

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker   speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday. Walker’s  bitter fight against trade unions has cast him on to the national stage. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker received one of the loudest cheers of his speech at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when h(...)

Aerospace group said it would increase production of the A320 jet family to a record 50 a month

Airbus defied warnings of a slowdown in the jetliner market with a steep production boost for its top-selling A320 and announced its biggest ever divi(...)

New York: predicted “Snowmageddon”, hyped as a “potentially historic” snowfall, managed to bypass the city and hit Boston, New England and other parts of the US northeast instead. Photograph: Reuters/Stephanie Keith
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Image of the week: Snow no show Good news for New York this week as the predicted “Snowmageddon”, hyped as a “potentially historic” snowfall, m(...)

Investors fear that PM Alexis Tsipras and his new government’s anti-austerity stance will jeopardise liquidity. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed as companies led by the Nordic region’s Nordea Bank and Sweden’s Electrolux advanced on positive earnings reports(...)