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(...)

Ryanair set to go transatlantic News that Ryanair’s board has approved the planning for a transatlantic service will be welcomed at Dublin and Shannon(...)

News that Intercontinental Hotels Group has signed a deal to hang its premier brand over  the Four Seasons in Ballsbridge is proof that Ireland is back in vogue. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There has been a steady cranking up of activity in the property side of the hotel market, especially in Dublin, for close to two years. Many top hotel(...)

The Four Seasons in Dublin, which will become the Intercontinental Dublin on January 1st. The hotel was built in 2001 by an 18- member consortium.

The UK-listed Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) wants to bring the Hotel Indigo boutique hotel brand to Dublin, following its announcement that t(...)

Flying high: Aer Lingus finished up 3.14 per cent at €1.48, while Ryanair surged 7.66 per cent to €8.18. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, after a monthly advance pushed benchmark indexes to records, as growth in manufacturing reinforced strength in the American eco(...)

Volvo rallied 6.9 per cent for the biggest gain in almost three years

The Iseq slipped 0.6 per cent, helped by falls at Fyffes and C&C related to their respective takeover stories, on an otherwise uneventful day. Eu(...)

A Holiday Inn employee works behind the bar in a Holiday Inn hotel, operated by InterContinental Hotels in London. The stock jumped 5.2 per cent this morning, the top performer on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300, buoyed by British media reports of bid interest from the United States. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European shares edged higher this morning, supported by hopes for more mergers and acquisitions activity that helped UK shares outperform mainland Eur(...)

Fergal O’Brien of Irish employers group Ibec concurred there should be no effort to create separate taxation rules for the “digital economy”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Changes to the international taxation system being considered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development could “erode the existi(...)

InterContinental Hotels said it was increasingly confident about 2014 after strong demand in the US and improving conditions in Europe helped it to post a 10 per cent rise in 2013 profit. Photo: Bloomberg

InterContinental Hotels Group , the world’s largest hotelier, said it was increasingly confident about 2014 after strong demand in the US and i(...)

Janet Yellen: US stocks fluctuated, after the benchmark index’s biggest two-day decline since June, as a report that  Ms Yellen was picked to lead the Federal Reserve offset concern that the debt impasse will harm the economy. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

Deadlock in Washington was the main topic on the floors of stock markets yesterday, prompting investors to mark time and wait to see what happens.The (...)