HP is to pay out $100 million to settle a legal action taken by shareholders who claim they lost money in the Autonomy takeover. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $100 million out of insurance proceeds to settle a lawsuit filed by shareholders who claimed they lost money in the (...)

Ryanair’s results – with full-year profit  rising 66 per cent to €867 million – sent the stock soaring by as much as 8 per cent, with shares closing up 5 per cent at €11.40. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Markets were subdued yesterday, as Britain’s top share index hit a two-week closing low, and German and French indices finished the day in the red.(...)

US stocks fluctuated in early trading, as investors weighed the timing for higher interest rates amid data showing the fastest rise in consumer prices in two years.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European stocks were little changed, posting their biggest weekly gain since mid-April. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 per cent to (...)

Maynooth University is the fastest growing university in Ireland

Kildare has a two-tier property market, with north Kildare, which includes Celbridge, Clane, Leixlip and Maynooth, faring better than areas such as(...)

Lindsey Graham, a three-term senator from South Carolina, cited the increasing violence in the Middle East as motivation for his decision to run. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senator Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, has become the latest Republican to join the party’s fast-growing field of presidential candidates. Mr (...)

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MONDAY Results: Babcock International; Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Mar); Chinese house prices (April). T(...)

Mike Lynch: founder of Autonomy Corp. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Hewlett-Packard overpaid for UK software company Autonomy by at least $5 billion after its founder Mike Lynch led a “systematic” effort to “artificial(...)

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina: “I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world, who’s in it, how the world works.” Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

The 2016 US presidential field has grown, with Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of computer maker Hewlett Packard, and retired neurosurgeo(...)

HP executive vice president of global technology and operations John Hinshaw and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, pictured in 2013 at the announcement of the construction of the new innovation centre  at Ballybrit in Galway.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today open Hewlett-Packard’s new 87,000sq ft innovation centre at Ballybrit, Co Galway. The new innovation centre will house(...)

Hewlett-Packard has maintained that before it agreed to buy the Cambridge, England-based software company for $10 billion in 2011, Mr Lynch and other managers gave an overly optimistic representation of its financial health.

Hewlett-Packard escalated its more than two-year-old battle with Michael Lynch, suing the Autonomy co-founder, as well as a former chief financial off(...)