New data indicating strength in the US economy helped major US, European and pan-world stock indexes to pare losses. Photograph: Reuters

Global equity markets tumbled again yesterday as investors continued to worry about world growth and on fears that Europe’s debt crisis was waking up (...)

Dalata rose 0.7 per cent on confirmation it has acquired Whites of Wexford Hotel (pictured) and the Clayton Hotel.

The Iseq index of Irish shares followed other markets down as shares suffered their biggest losses in years and the dollar slumped yesterday after the(...)

In London, airline stocks such as British Airways owner IAG, easyJet, cruise operator Carnival, tour operator TUI Travel and Intercontinental Hotels Group were among the top decliners on the FTSE 100 index. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Global equities prices fell yesterday and oil slipped to near 27-month lows as the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth and (...)

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(...)

 Finglas investment: two-storey detached building occupied by Xtravision and Da Neros, producing €60,000, is for sale at around €570,000

Stephen Aherne of CBRE is marketing three investment properties in Bray, Finglas and Dunboyne. For sale at around €550,000 is a two-storey retail buil(...)

National benchmark indexes rose in 16 of the 18 western European markets, with Germany’s Dax jumping 1.4 per cent and France’s Cac 40 adding 0.8 per cent.

Markets reacted well to the Fed’s Wednesday indication that US interest rates would probably be stable for the time being while, closer to home, growi(...)

Paddy Power chief executive designate Andy McCue pictured with chairman Nigel Northridge

Bookmaker Paddy Power has appointed Andy McCue as chief executive designate of the company.Mr McCue, who has been with the company for eight years and(...)

Broadcaster Gabby Logan: Perform board membership. Photograph: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Online sportscaster Perform yesterday told shareholders to reject an €875 million offer by Len Blavatnik’s Access Group – owner of Warner Music – to t(...)

Ryanair closed 1.57 per cent up at €7.394, after breaking the €7.40 mark earlier in the day. The airline released figures showing August passenger numbers were up 4 per cent at 9.4 million. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks rose as Russia and Ukraine agreed on the steps needed for a truce, while a poor euro zone purchasing managers’ index stoked specula(...)

Paddy Power endured a torrid first half with a slew of racing and football results going the punters’ way. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

It’s a cliche we couldn’t resist: this year looks like a game of two halves for Paddy Power. The listed bookmaker this week published numbers showing (...)