Aer Lingus ends day up at €2.14 on the back of about 730 trades. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mark Paul The Iseq in Dublin rose by 0.3 per cent as European stocks advanced for a fifth day, with banks contributing the most to the gains.Most US s(...)

Richard Cousins, chief executive officer of Compass Group, said returning cash to shareholders is “right for today. Our debt was getting too low’’. Photograph: Bloomberg

Compass Group, the world’s biggest catering company, plans to return £1 billion (€1.2 billion) to shareholders as its balance sheet becomes less effic(...)

 Michelin chef Albert Roux: “I used to come here for 10 solid years in the 1980s with the children and the dogs . . . I absolutely loved the Ring of Kerry.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Albert Roux is chef royalty. The restaurateur has trained household names such as Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White. With his brother Michel he ran(...)

Ryanair, in line with the  travel and leisure space generealy, had a remarkable day, finishing up nearly 4 per cent. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Global equity markets and crude oil rose yesterday as investors snapped up riskier assets at the start of a new quarter after data showed US manufactu(...)