A ‘terror owl’ has attacked several residents in the Dutch town Purmerend in recent weeks. Residents are being advised to arm themselves with umbrellas for protection.

The residents of one Dutch town are cowering under umbrellas after an aggressive eagle owl started swooping out of the sky, sinking its talons into th(...)

Rabobank has said its 2014 net profit was hit by bailout levy.

The costs of a one-off levy to cover the nationalisation of a stricken rival helped lower 2014 net profit at Dutch cooperative lender Rabobank by 8 p(...)

Georges Dock House: rented at €2,050,000 and provides an initial return of 6.8 per cent

The renewed interest by Irish and overseas investment groups in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre will be tested again shortly when a (...)

A Greek flag flutters next to a statue of ancient Goddess Athena in central Athens February 10, 2015. The European Commission said on Tuesday that it had low expectations that meetings of euro zone finance ministers and EU leaders this week would produce a final agreement on Greece, which wants a restructuring of its debt. (Photograph:  Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

Greek bonds and stocks bounced back on Tuesday ahead of an emergency meeting of euro zone finance ministers that some hope could be the first step to(...)

An anti-austerity demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens. REUTERS/Kostas Tsironis

Greek markets recovered from a sharp sell-off yesterday after the European Central Bank (ECB) agreed to a local lifeline for Greek banks, having earli(...)

The milk quota regime ends on March 31st, meaning farmers can produce as much milk as they like. Ahead of this farmers have been increasing their milk supply. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Dairy farmers could be facing a €100 million penalty for producing too much milk if current trends continue, according to estimates by ICOS, the repre(...)

Usada said it had discovered evidence of doping by Rabobank during the course of an investigation in 2012, and worked with its equivalent organisations in Denmark and the Netherlands to bring Leinders (above) to account.

Former Team Sky doctor Geert Leinders has been banned for life for multiple doping violations, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) has announ(...)

European Central Bank officials are considering ways to ensure weaker countries bear more of the risk

Low-rated bond yields fell on Friday, with Spain’s hitting record lows, after Reuters reported European Central Bank officials are considering ways to(...)

In 2015, milk prices per litre are set to fall to 27 cent and they could fall even further than that. Dairy farmers will make little more than 2 cent profit on each litre of milk they produce.

The news from Teagasc that dairy farmers could see their incomes fall by 50 per cent next year will make for grim but hardly surprising reading for a (...)

Dom Moran, secretary general of the Department of Agriculture with Minister Simon Coveney and Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc, at the National Dairy Conference.  Photograph: John T Ohle

The ending of the milk quota regime next March will be the most important and exciting development to hit rural Ireland in a generation, the Minister(...)