Building materials group CRH climbed 1.4 per cent to €26.88, boosted by data that showed a 26 per cent jump in the value of US highway contracts awarded last month

Falls for technology and mining stocks dragged equity markets lower yesterday, with the FTSE in London posting the biggest slide among western Europe(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: The company came under some pressure, and was one of the big fallers onISEQ index. Photograph: Irish Times

European stocks declined, snapping a nine-day winning streak, amid mixed earnings reports. Stocks on Wall Street fell, with results from bellwethers I(...)

Equities began to recover on reports that Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras had signalled he would accept creditors’ bailout offer if some changes were made to the attached conditions. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

Stocks rebounded across Europe on Wednesday as investors watched Greece for signs of compromise. Equities began to recover on reports that Greek prime(...)

Permanent TSB finished the day up 2.8 per cent at €4.45 following a positive note from Bank of America

Stocks were mixed around the world yesterday, with shares in Europe rebounding after a two-day decline, while Wall Street was only slightly higher, (...)

Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair: airline advanced 1.7 per cent to €11.75. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European and US shares rebounded after several negative days of trading, amid optimism that Greece will reach a deal with its creditors. In Europe, s(...)

Aer Lingus inched up 0.6 per cent to €2.44 as markets digested the news that Etihad planned to sell its near 5 per cent stake in the airline

US and European stocks declined as investors fretted about Greece and the timing of a US interest rate hike. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index(...)

Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh and chief executive Gene Murtagh. The plan to buy Vicwest’s building products division was originally announced in November. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan has completed the acquisition of the building products division of Vicwest. The company announced on Wednesday it had(...)

Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive office. Kingspan said in February that it will pull back from the acquisitions trail this year

Kingspan has received regulatory approval to buy the building products division of Vicwest for Can$154 million (€109 million).The insulation manufact(...)

Ulster head coach Neil Doak wants his team to believe they can go all the way in the Pro12. Photo: Rob Hardie/Inpho

Glasgow 32 Ulster 10 The ebullience to be found around Scotstoun over Glasgow securing their home semi-final didn’t stick around for long. After all,(...)