Ireland has one of the highest rates of hepatitis B in Europe, according to new data released to mark World Hepatitis Day today. Although the rates of(...)

Summer is the season for picnics with punnets of strawberries, BBQs with fresh fruit side salads and chins streaked with watermelon juice. Most(...)

Temperatures continue to soar in Azerbaijan, rising above 35 degrees yesterday, which of course meant spending the morning down by the pool. As in (...)

Dividends at C&C, which produces Bulmers cider, rose by 22.8% to 7 cent.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

C&C put its best foot forward yesterday, highlighting what it termed a strong performance in Ireland and Scotland where operating profit grew by 1(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Denis Bastick scores  Dublin’sopening goal during the Allianz Football League Fivision One game against Mayo at   MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 Beware the Ides of March. It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold n(...)

The trial of former property developer Kevin McGeever, for wasting Garda time in relation to a six-month long investigation into his alleged kidnapping two years ago, has been adjourned to May.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The trial of former property developer Kevin McGeever, for wasting Garda time in relation to a six-month long investigation into his alleged kidnappin(...)

Analysts warned that now that the European Central Bank had decided to use its veto on Greek bonds, a solution to the country’s debt crisis had to be found quickly.

A fall in Greek shares, sparked by the European Central Bank’s decision to stop accepting the country’s bonds, held back stock markets yesterday. A(...)

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(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)