People wait at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after  dozens of flights were cancelled. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A system failure affecting air traffic control workstations was to blame for disruption to thousands of passengers coming in and out of Britain’s big(...)

Dundarave, Bushmills, Co Antrim: sold for £10 million

Just as the year draws to a close news reaches us of a bumper country estate sale in Northern Ireland. It’s not often an estate goes on the market for(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said it will assess the need for further stimulus early next year. Photograph: Markku Ojala/EPA

European stocks fell after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said it will assess the need for further stimulus early next year, putting (...)

Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta was the star performer, rising €2.11 or 3.3 per cent to €65.36, following positive first-quarter results earlier in the week. Photograph:Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

European shares rose again despite surveys that showed the euro zone economy may face another contraction. Investors looked to a European Centr(...)

The only European airlines now planning to expand their fleets are the low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, EasyJet and Norwegian Air Shuttle

It may be a feature of the recession but the only European airlines now planning to expand their fleets are the low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, Eas(...)

Bank of Ireland rose by 1.5 per cent to 33 cents on a day when Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the State had no plans to sell its residual 14 per cent stake in the company. Photograph: Alan Betson  y

European stocks were little changed, posting their best monthly advance since February, even as a slump in energy companies offset a gain in travel s(...)

Thomas Cook was the story of the day, slumping 17.7 per cent to 113.5 pence after chief executive Harriet Green, credited with reviving the business, was unexpectedly pushed out. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

European equities closed unchanged at a two-month high after weaker travel and leisure stocks offset a rebound for mining companies. German sto(...)

Fáilte Ireland chairman Michael Cawley said aviation is critical to bringing holidaymakers to the Republic.

The State-backed Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is looking at a number of opportunities in the tourism sector, but one of its representativ(...)

Bookmaker Paddy Power closed up 3.1 per cent at €62.35 after it raised its earnings guidance for this year by 3 to 4 per cent. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

European stocks rose for a second day as a report showed German investor confidence advanced for the first time this year. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index (...)

Great Kremlin Palace and Bol Kamenny Bridge, Moscow

My husband has a significant birthday this year and I would like to treat him to five days in Moscow. Can you advise me when is the best time of ye(...)