Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange yesterday.The  DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

National benchmark indices advanced in nine of the 18 western-European markets yesterday. Germany’s DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent and France’s CAC 4(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit. A discussion on the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said the meeting had been positive and constructive. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European Union foreign affairs ministers meeting in Luxembourg yesterday agreed to step-up co-ordination between members states in the fight against E(...)

An employee of a factory tries on special Ebola gear in Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands. The WHO has declared Nigeria Ebola free after a 42 day period with no new cases elapsed. Photograph: Remko De Waal/EPA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria Ebola free after a 42 day period with no new cases elapsed.“Nigeria is now free of Ebola,” WH(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “I will be inputting the views of our ambassador regarding the situation on the ground in Sierra Leone.”  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will meet his European counterparts in Luxembourg today in an attempt to forge a co-ordinated respons(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’s parent, said in Dublin that demand for flights from both business and leisure travellers to London City was growing. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’s parent, has said the airline is not phased by the promise of intense competition on its latest rout(...)

Travel stocks fall on fears over spread of the Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

European stocks sank in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors. In the la(...)

DCC’s agm in Dublin last July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

DCC, a quoted distribution services group, has brought in specialist food industry investment bank Stamford Partners to explore options for its food d(...)

Saad Hammad,  chief executive officer of Flybe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Regional airline Flybe will consider launching new services from the Republic to follow the launch of its Dublin-London City route, where it will be (...)

A year ago, Michael O’Leary admitted the airline he did so much to shape over two decades was a little on the abrupt side. He promised his charges would stop doing things to “unnecessarily piss people off”. He has been as good as his word. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It seems a leopard might be able to change its spots after all. A year ago Michael O’Leary admitted the airline he did so much to shape over two decad(...)