Shares in Aer Lingus traded down 3.7 per cent to €2.15 as opposition built towards the proposed €2.55-a-share offer from  International Airlines Group. Photograph: Alan Betson

but have still posted their best monthly performance in more than three years, lifted by hopes the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing progra(...)

Aer Lingus: the national airline closed up 1.6 per cent at €1.85 while rival Ryanair continued its strong recent run, closing up 0.5 per cent at €9.457

A drop in the value of oil and gas companies sent European stocks down for a third day after OPEC said it sees demand for crude in 2015 at the weakes(...)

Mario Draghi: he  said, at the European Banking Congress, that the ECB must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Without any major advance, global markets hovered at elevated levels amid continued expectation in the investment community that European Central Ban(...)

Travel stocks fall on fears over spread of the Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

European stocks sank in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors. In the la(...)

Irish Ferries owner Irish Continental Group recorded higher revenues but lower operating profits in the first half of the year.  Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Ferries owner Irish Continental Group recorded higher revenues but lower operating profits in the first half of the year, despite an increase in(...)

Bank of Ireland was one of the main movers on the day, up 2.1 per cent at closing to 29.1 cent. Traders said 280 million shares changed hands on the day, and it was the most traded stock on the exchange. Photograph: Frank Miller

European stocks declined, paring their biggest weekly gain in six months, after Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen underscored the persistence(...)

Greenore port in Co Louth is located next to the Dublin-Belfast economic corridor, so it is capable of servicing both cities, meaning its new owner will be watched out for closely by Irish exporters. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Burke Shipping Group, the principal operating subsidiary of the family-owned Doyle Group, has emerged as a bidder in the final stages of the race f(...)

Shares in Banco Espirito Santo sank 40 per cent, adding to its 42 per cent plunge on Thursday when the bank posted a €3.6 billion loss and higher-than-expected provisions to cover its exposure to companies owned by its founding Espirito Santo family. Photograph:  Reuters

European stocks fell to their lowest levels in more than three months as companies posted worse-than-expected earnings.US stocks followed European sha(...)

UK stocks advanced as investors weighed earnings from companies including GKN Plc and Next Plc. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

US stocks fell yesterday as President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against Russia and warned its actions in Ukraine are “setting back decad(...)

Under EU law, vessels must use fuels with a maximum sulphur content of 0.1 per cent after this year. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

Irish Continental Group plans to pass on the full cost of higher fuel prices it will incur as a result of new air pollution rules on the English Chan(...)