In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose yesterday, ending the longest rout in 11 years, while Italian and Greek bonds gained on prospects for more stimulus. Ten-year It(...)

Seán Quinn: in 2004 he trumped Tony Mullins’s €70million bid to take Barlo private with an €84 million offer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish-owned investment group RHP Bidco, which is headed by former Barlo chief executive Tony Mullins, has acquired Quinn Radiators for €25 million.RHP(...)

Glen Rovers’ Patrick Horgan: will take some watching by Sarsfields in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  Photograph: Inpho.

Saturday Kerry SHC Final Replay – Lixnaw v Kilmoyley, Austin Stack Park, 4.0 - The drawn encounter was overshadowed by the attack on Paul Galvin by a (...)

 A close-up of the European Rugby Champions Cup trophy. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Munster will be the first of the Irish provinces into action on Saturday, December 6th, when they host Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park (5.30) follow(...)

 Ian Humpherys returns to the Ulster team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster coachNeil Doak, has made three changes to the side that beat Edinburgh for the visit of table-toppers Glasgow Warriors to Kingspan Stadium to(...)

A view of empty seats at the Aviva during a Republic of Ireland friendly game against Greece. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Oxford dictionary defines the word “attendance” under a couple of auspices, firstly as “the action or state of going regularly or being present at(...)

EasyJet rallied 6.4 per cent to 1,459 pence sterling in London. The airline said it expects to report pretax profit of at least £575 million for the year ended September 30th. In Dublin, Ryanair added 2.52 per cent to close at €7.597. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg

European stocks rebounded yesterday on better-than-expected jobs news from the US. Disappointment with the European Central Bank’s asset-buying(...)

Orange fell 4.1 per cent as Bpifrance sold a stake in the company for €580 million. Photograph: Reuters/Andrea Comas

European stocks fell to the lowest level in more than five weeks after Italy cut its economic-growth forecasts and US manufacturing data missed estim(...)

 Ian Humphreys (right) claims his brother David, former Direcdtor of Rugby in Ulster, had nothing to do with his return to the province. Photograph:  Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Ian Humphreys has claimed brother David was not involved in negotiations to bring him back to Ulster and says he would have returned to the province e(...)

Gene Murtagh, CEO Kingspan, said that the group delivered strong growth in profitability in the first six months of the year, and its order book has carried good momentum into the second half of the year, “driven by continued growth in the demand for low energy buildings”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan reported a 4 per cent rise in revenues in the first six months of the year, as sales levelled off in the second quart(...)