COP21: Ireland has the advantage of exploiting renewable energy and not producing fossil fuels. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are no jobs on a dead planet. David Begg, former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions summarised things neatly when (...)

Ulster have received a boost with the news that captain Rory Best has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the province. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Guinness Pro12 League Leinster v Ulster RDS, Friday, 7.35pm TG4, BBC NI It’s almost remarkable to think that these two were con(...)

Iain Henderson: had surgery on a finger damaged in Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina

Iain Henderson could potentially make Ulster’s match day squad for the Champions Cup clash with Saracens at Kingspan stadium tomorrow night just 4½ w(...)

Applegreen shares rose 3.9 per cent

European investors edged back into safer assets yesterday as a shootout between French police and militants suspected of involvement in the Paris att(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

Kingspan described 2015 as a significant period. “Integration of both the Joris Ide and Vicwest businesses remains fully on track”

A boost from two deals done this year has placed trading profits at insulation specialist Kingspan on track to hit €250 million, 68 per cent more than(...)

Kingspan shares increased nearly 5% to €23.35 on the back of positive quarterly numbers and a full-year profit forecast of €250m

World equity indexes fell and oil prices weakened on yesterday as disappointing trade data in China stoked further concerns over weakening global grow(...)

Gene Murtagh, chief executive officer Kingspan. The insulation manufacturer said on Monday that in the nine months to Sep 30th, profitability benefitted from strong operating leverage, and has been “further complemented by unusually favourable exchange rates and a positive input cost environment”.(Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

Insulation and building envelope manufacturer Kingspan said on Monday that sales rose by 44 per cent in the nine months to September 30th, on the bac(...)

 Ryanair aircraft at Dublin Airport: the airline fell 2.4 per cent to €13.40 yesterday. Photograph: Andy Eain/EPA

Stock markets around the world fell and bond yields rose as investors weighed the implications that a US interest rate rise before the end of the ye(...)

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(...)