Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

A Roche logo sits on a sign outside Roche Holding’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.  Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s Roche expects no copycat competition to its biotech cancer drugs for another two years, giving it space to grow a successful portfolio o(...)

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)

Packets of medicines sit in a drawer inside a pharmacy store  in Athens, Greece. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Drugmakers said on Monday they would continue to ship medicines to Greece in coming weeks, despite mounting unpaid bills, but warned supplies could be(...)

Donal Roche of Covestone Asset Management expects to have €160 million in client funds on the asset management firm’s  books this year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Back to black is the theme for Donal Roche’s Covestone Asset Management this year. Over a coffee in the Conrad Hotel this week, Roche confidently pred(...)

The Lusitania moored in the Mersey in 1911. Cobh is to remember the sinking of the liner with a series of events. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The sinking of RMS Lusitania was and remains one of the most controversial acts of the first World War. The ocean liner was on its way from New York (...)

The funeral of Anne Shortall in Rathnew, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Tim O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The family of murdered grandmother Anne Shortall (47) has been wracked by sorrow and heartache in the week since she was murdered, her requiem mass ha(...)

Sixteen people are due in court in Cork on Wednesday following an extensive garda investigation into the staging of fake car crashes in order to make false insurance claims.

Sixteen people are due in court in Cork on Wednesday following an extensive Garda investigation into the staging of fake car crashes in order to make (...)

Most Irish stations reported around two-thirds or less of their expected rainfall for February. Photograph: David Sleator

February was drier and cooler than average, according to Met Eireann’s latest weather report. Nearly all monthly rainfall totals were below average ex(...)

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. The 25-year-old mad(...)