Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, speaks last week. Yellen said an improving economy has set the stage for a December interest-rate increase if economic reports continue to assure policy makers that inflation will accelerate over time. (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Asian stocks were mixed, with Japanese and Chinese shares up, while the dollar stood at a 7-month high against its peers on Monday after robust US jo(...)

Navinder Singh Sarao outside Westminster magistrates’ court, is accused of helping trigger a multibillion-dollar US stock market crash. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Clad in a cheap, unbranded grey sweatshirt and matching tracksuit bottoms, Navinder Singh Sarao sat in silence in the dock of court number five at Wes(...)

Number 33 Leinster Wood, at Carton House outside Maynooth overlooks the 18th green

It was once all the rage to have a weekend bolthole in a luxury golf resort, and mix with the rich and famous at the first tee. Today many of these l(...)

The Piper’s Hill development in Naas will comprise three- and four-bedroom semidetached houses plus four- and five-bedroom detached houses

Kildare is witnessing a surge in new developments. The largest construction seen since the crash is that of Piper’s Hill where Sean Mulryan’s Bally(...)

Marlton Hall, Wicklow town: starting at €275,000

New housing developments are springing up throughout the county, with the exception of Arklow where prices have not risen enough for builders to ri(...)

The  15.8-acre site is  opposite the “Big Ball” landmark at junction 9 of the M7/N7

A well located development site at the main gateway to Naas, Co Kildare, is back on the market through joint agents Knight Frank and CME Auctioneers w(...)

The Wall Street bull in New York: NYSE Technologies, the technology arm of NYSE Euronext first came to Belfast in 2009 to open its technology centre of excellence. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

It is no Wall Street but Belfast’s Adelaide Street has proven to be a happy home over the last five years for one of the North’s most high-profile inw(...)

Cash bullion of 99.99 per cent purity sank as much as 8.4 per cent to 285.60 yuan a gram on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, the  lowest since February 2011. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Gold dropped by the daily limit in Shanghai, following a slump in international prices, on expectations that demand for haven assets will contr(...)