Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)   in New York City. Photograph:   Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Irish, German, Spanish and Italian borrowing costs hit 2015 highs on Wednesday as a global sell-off in government bonds, sparked in part by easing def(...)

A computer-generated image of the redeveloped former Jurys and Berkeley Court hotel sites

Ireland’s most expensive development site, one of the centrepieces of the property crash, is finally to be offered for sale on the international marke(...)

While milk prices have steadied in the first quarter of 2015, they are still some way off their peak.  Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters

Last year marked the end of a six-year, China-driven boom in milk prices. Beijing’s stockpiling of milk powder, Russia’s trade response to western sa(...)

  European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Katia Christodoulou /EPA

The euro remained anchored near an 11-year low against the dollar with the European Central Bank gearing up to launch its €1.1 trillion bond-buying pr(...)

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(...)