Irish travel website Hostelworld has raised €180 million from its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on both the Dublin and London stock markets. The compa(...)

Apple shares were higher  after it posted a strong earnings report, driven by iPhone sales. Shares of Apple gained 2.5 per cent in New York. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

US and European stocks rose on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision, which investors hoped would clarify the central bank’s rate hike p(...)

Hostelworld has reportedly appointed broker Numis Securities to explore options for the company

Hostelworld, the Irish travel website said to be eyeing a €340 million flotation, had a €200 million deficit at the end of last year, its latest accou(...)

Bridal Vail fall in the spotlight

We are two brothers, early 60s, going on a cruise for the first time. We travel in October with MSC from Barcelona to Miami, over 18 days. We stop (...)

I am a woman in my early 60s and considering travelling alone to Europe to explore sunnier climates for six months next year. I have a small pension b(...)

Myself and my college friends are mostly 60 this year. We wanted to go away in Ireland for a weekend, in August or September. There will probably b(...)

David Smith:  “There’s no doubt it’s a good time to be bought and make an exit. Corporations have cash and it’s easier to acquire technology than to do blue-sky thinking.”

As an Irishman heading up the US office of a UK mergers and acquisitions bank in Silicon Valley, David Smith gets a tri-cultural perspective on one of(...)

Microsoft: results today. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

Darina Allen: nearly brings the house down with her criticism of excessive business regulation. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The annual invasion of Dublin by the cream of Cork’s business establishment took place on Tuesday night, with Cork Chamber’s annual dinner at the Doub(...)

 The ramparts of Skala de la Ville in Essaouira, Morocco

I am a widow looking for a six- to eight-week holiday in January and February. I would like to be in a country during their summertime. I don’t min(...)