A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Wall Street inched up in quiet trading, helped by energy stocks, as a tumultuous quarter draws to a close.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks extended their third quarterly drop in four to wrap up what has been the worst start to a year since the financial crisis. Wall Str(...)

Insulation-maker Kingspan was among the rises, adding 1.5 per cent to €22.65

European stocks were little changed at the close of the markets, after swinging from gains to losses amid a sell-off in the energy and commodity sect(...)

Wall Street was slightly higher in volatile trading on Thursday as a decline in biotech stocks offset gains in energy shares.

Crude oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest in three weeks on hopes for a pact among oil producers to cut output, while the dollar slipped on b(...)

Ryanair was one of the best performers on the Iseq, finishing up almost 2 per cent. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Equity markets retreated after Thursday’s gains, and investors focused again on the underlying weaknesses in the global economy. Investors showed re(...)

Shia Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday. Oil prices jumped around the world after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out the strikes. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen. The attac(...)

Hostages run for cover as armed men stand guard at Tunisia’s national museum in Tunis March 18th, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Tunisia TV handout

Tunisia said it would deploy the army to major cities and arrested nine people after 20 foreign tourists were shot dead at a museum in the capital in(...)

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Image of the week: No Supersizing In Tokyo, Japan, McDelivery scooters are lined up outside a McDonald’s store. There’s just one small problem.(...)

Bank of Ireland climbed 2.21 per cent to 32.4 cents. Volumes were decent, with 292 million shares changing hands

Markets bounced back from an earlier slide as hydrocarbon and mining stocks regained some momentum following increases in oil and metals prices.Hopes(...)

The curve of the German share price index DAX board is pictured at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Photograph: Reuters

European shares changed course to climb higher in late trading after fears that tensions over Ukraine would escalate were eased when Russian presid(...)

The St Patrick’s Day parade makes its way through  Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

This year’s Dublin parade was the first of a trilogy, which is collectively entitled, Past, Present and Future. For 2014, which focused on the (...)