Wolseley led the drop, falling 12.5 per cent, after it forecast North American industrial markets will be challenging, and the UK heating industry will remain competitive. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Financial markets remained on edge after a rout Monday, as a rally in US stocks faded while gauges of European and emerging-market equities retreated.(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said the first half of 2015 has been “a record period” for the company. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Kingspan chief executive, Gene Murtagh, believes that the Republic’s building industry will continue growing over “the next few years”. Revenues at th(...)

European stock markets extended their losing streak on Thursday, with benchmark indexes in Frankfurt and London hitting seven-month lows. Photo: Bloomberg

A rout in emerging financial markets spread across the globe yesterday, with Britain’s FTSE 100 slipping into a correction. Stocks tumbled around the (...)

Around half of Germany’s 30 blue-chip companies reported consensus-beating financial results for the April-June period

German economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of 2015 but by less than expected, with foreign trade acting as a support and domestic invest(...)

Audi claims the S8’s aluminium space-frame chassis has one of the lowest weights in its class: just 231kg when bare

Audi has broken new ground in the super-saloon power wars by showing off a new S8 that has more than 600hp – 605hp to be exact – and a whopping 750(...)

Peter Caruth celebrates scoring Ireland’s second goal in the World Hockey League fifth-place playoff, in Antwerp, Belgium. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

When that Sky Sports hockey commentator said of Malaysia yesterday, “they’re hardly going to score two goals in a minute”, you sensed Malaysia were ab(...)

New Honda Civic Type-R: surprisingly docile for a car with 300bhp on tap 4:01

We have been waiting and waiting and waiting. Honda announced the new Civic Type-R quite some time ago. Part of the much-hyped rebirth of Honda, the h(...)

British engineering and support services company Babcock expressed confidence in its long-term prospects after posting a 32 per cent rise in full-year(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Nokia’s maps business has drawn interest from  Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers

Nokia’s maps business has drawn interest from potential buyers including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers comprising BMW, Audi and Daimle(...)