Mason Hayes & Curran managing partner Declan Black said that despite the upturn in the economy downward pressure on legal fees remains  a feature of the firm’s business. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Law firm Mason Hayes & Curran increased its turnover by 8 per cent to €48 million in 2013 following a strong finish to the year d(...)

Online doctors (from left): Dr Christina Hennessey, Dr Tatjana Street, Stephen Bourke, Dr Tom Brett, and Dr Gigi Taguri

Ireland’s first online doctor does not like the term ‘online doctor’. “We actually hate the word if I’m honest,” admits Stephen Bourke, managing direc(...)

A report also showed that China’s manufacturing industry had unexpectedly contracted. Photograph: Reuters

Gloom enveloped global markets yesterday as investors fretted over prospects for developing markets.Dublin slid as European stocks posted their bigges(...)

Aer Lingus fell almost 1 per cent to €1.43 on the  Dublin stock exchange yesterday, while Ryanair fell back 0.52 per cent to €6.84.

National benchmark indexes fell in every western European market except for Greece and Iceland as investors weighed data that showed a manufacturing c(...)

Aer Lingus and Ryanair had contrasting days. While Aer Lingus rose by 0.6 per cent to €1.409, Ryanair closed down 2.3 per cent at €6.60 on profit taking. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks posted a gain in the first full week of 2014, as data showed US and German unemployment fell and that Ireland returned to the bond mar(...)

Aer Lingus shed 4 cent before settling at €1.399. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Markets were not exactly on fire yesterday, but the general trend was positive as the bank holiday weekend approached. International data was mixed, w(...)

Daimler, the world’s third-largest maker of luxury vehicles, said third-quarter earnings before interest and taxes rose 16 per cent to €2.23 billion

European stocks advanced as companies posted earnings that beat estimates, while a report showed China’s manufacturing strengthened this month more th(...)

Conditional trading in Royal Mail began in London yesterday, with the shares surging 33 per cent to £4.38

Trading was choppy across the globe yesterday, according to traders, as investors struggled to decipher signals from Washington about the prospects of(...)

Janet Yellen: US stocks fluctuated, after the benchmark index’s biggest two-day decline since June, as a report that  Ms Yellen was picked to lead the Federal Reserve offset concern that the debt impasse will harm the economy. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

Deadlock in Washington was the main topic on the floors of stock markets yesterday, prompting investors to mark time and wait to see what happens.The (...)

Bank of Ireland shares ended the day down 3.9
per cent

The crisis in Washington hung heavily on markets yesterday, with many investors thinking they might well take their profits and wait out the deadlock(...)