A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Stocks fell sharply, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10th  on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares slumped yesterday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had been shot down(...)

Espirito Santo plunged 11 per cent to 39.6 cents, its lowest price since June 2012. Photograph: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg

Markets went into retreat yesterday on renewed fears about Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo and comments from Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen (...)

Uruguay are likely to try to hit Colombia them on the break through their  one remaining world-class player, striker Edinson Cavani (right). Photograph: EPA

Inevitably the Luis Suárez situation has overshadowed the build-up to today’s second round match. And while he will be absent the disgraced striker(...)

Greece and Ivory Coast are both appearing at their third World Cup and neither has ever reached the second round, but that could change today when the(...)

Ryanair and Aer Lingus were dragged down in a sector-wide slide in airline stock linked to Germany’s Lufthansa lowering of its profit forecast earlier in the week.

European stocks were little changed yesterday despite poor retail sales and jobs data from the US, while oil prices hit a three-month peak on escalat(...)

The private rented sector has nearly doubled in size in the five years to 2011, and around one in five of all households in the State are now housed in this sector of the market. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A survey of the private rented sector including proposals to stabilise rents has been commissioned.The work has been ordered by the Private Residentia(...)

Netflix continued its downward trend, slipping 1.6 per cent to $358.50.

Stocks rose yesterday as data emerged showing confidence is up in a number of European economies and in the US. Traders (...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey scores the winning point against Kerry at Croke Park. Photo: Dan Sheridan’/Inpho

Dublin 2-8 Kerry 1-10On a night when one of the biggest names in contemporary Gaelic games decided to step off the Field of Dreams, the next generati(...)

Michael Noonan: said biggest payout by the department was €1.72 million to Arthur Cox. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Legal and consultancy firms were the largest beneficiaries of the €7.6 million paid out last year by the Government’s two public finance departments.N(...)

Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, added 2.1 per cent to €52.11

It was a steady and dull day on the markets yesterday, with little by way of stock-specific news and little by way of economic data to affect sentimen(...)