In Dublin, Ryanair closed up 2.3 per cent, while while Paddy Power, which is preparing a merger with Betfair, was up 1.3 per cent after €240 million worth of its shares changed hands. Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

European stokcks rallied on Friday, trimming their worst January drop since 2008. The Iseq rose more than 2 per cent while the FTSE climbed 2.4 per c(...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen: the first rise in US interest rates since June 2006 brought a prolonged era of stimulus measures to an end. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

European shares edged up on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of a rate-setting meeting at the US Federal Reserve. At 7pm Irish time, 2pm (...)

CityJet  company has placed a firm order for 15 craft with an option for a further 10.

Irish airline CityJet is set to sign a €900 million deal for up to 25 new Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft as it moves ahead with plans to ren(...)

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping: finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agenda.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The world’s biggest economy plays host to the planet’s second biggest economy this week, and finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agen(...)

 Bloggers and journalists look at new Sony products at the company’s booth during the first press day for the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) at the exhibition grounds in Berlin, Germany. Photograph:  EPA/RAINER JENSEN

The connected home may be nothing new, but at this year’s IFA consumer electronics exhibition, it seemed as if every manufacturer was keen to push its(...)

Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

Mash Direct director Tracy Hamilton says: “The entire company is gluten-free now and that’s very important to a lot of our customers.”

Gabriel Scientific Gabriel Scientific took the 2012 overall Innovation Award for its Sleep Angel pillow which significantly reduces exposure to allerg(...)

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“It can be stated, with practically no qualification,” Ralph Nichols and Leonard Stevens wrote in a 1957 article in Harvard Business Review, “that pe(...)

Almost 2,500 local jobs have been cut at IDA Ireland-backed companies since 2008, according to Independent TD for Waterford John Halligan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

No city or town has been spared the trauma of large-scale job losses in the last few years but, with the highest unemployment rate of any urban centr(...)

 Exxon Mobil’s biggest international exploration opportunity may be imperilled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian foray, as US-based companies could face restrictions on doing business in Russia. Photograph: Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin

The market in Dublin treaded water yesterday as European stocks were little changed generally, after rallying on (...)