Brian Williams moderating a presidential debate  in Florida  in January 2012. Williams said on Saturday he was stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for several days after admitting he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: Chip Litherland/The New York Times

This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. T(...)

Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. LVMH soared in Paris trading after renewed demand for its biggest brand led to better-than-expected growth. Photo: Getty Images

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton soared in Paris trading after renewed demand for its biggest brand led to better-than-expected growth at its fashion (...)

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw: was on target in her club’s 3-0 victory over Old Alexandra. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

The opening to their Leinster title defence was flawless, UCD winning their first five games, scoring 28 goals and conceding just three. It’s all g(...)

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(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

The current obsession with the cost of motor tax has resulted in  an oddly-skewed market

Let’s start with motor tax, shall we? We did mention, last week, that ignoring the cost of motor tax (or at least accepting that paying a little extra(...)

Ryanair closed 1.57 per cent up at €7.394, after breaking the €7.40 mark earlier in the day. The airline released figures showing August passenger numbers were up 4 per cent at 9.4 million. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks rose as Russia and Ukraine agreed on the steps needed for a truce, while a poor euro zone purchasing managers’ index stoked specula(...)

 Chairman and CEO of LVMH  Bernard Arnault. LVMH and Hermes said they have struck a deal that brings to an end their dispute over LVMH’s 23.2 per cent stake in the maker of Birkin  handbags. Photo: Getty Images

French luxury groups LVMH and Hermes said they have struck a deal that brings to an end their dispute over LVMH’s 23.2 per cent stake in the maker of(...)

Hermes reiterated its mid-term objective of revenue growth at constant rates of around 10 per cent

French luxury goods maker Hermes said on Friday that foreign exchange rates hit profitability and would lead to a drop in its operating margin this ye(...)

 Hermes said  designer Christophe Lemaire was leaving to focus on developing his own eponymous fashion label. Photo: Bloomberg

French luxury group Hermes said on Monday the brand’s womenswear designer Christophe Lemaire was leaving to focus on developing his own eponymous fas(...)