Plastic cows are lined up on hay bales in front of EU headquarters during the  farmers’ demonstration in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

When I moved to the countryside, as an innocent blow-in I assumed I’d be able to buy stacks of tasty, locally grown fruit and veg. Wrong-o. My despera(...)

The biennial Frankfurt motor show is massive, easily the most vast of motor shows, with the combined halls measuring more than 1.6km in length

It’s time to get your skates on for the biennial Frankfurt motor show, and that’s not just a cheery turn of phrase – the show is massive, easily the (...)

BMW warned on Tuesday that its financial forecasts for this year could be at risk from any further deterioration in the Chinese market, where its sales have begun to fall for the first time in a decade.

BMW, the world’s biggest luxury carmaker, warned on Tuesday that its financial forecasts for this year could be at risk from any further deterioratio(...)

Manufacturing output in Germany and the euro zone increased by more than initially estimated, appearing to suggest the crisis in Greece had not been a setback for growth. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

European stocks made gains as improved earnings reports and a positive reception for fresh economic data outweighed the impact of record losses in Gr(...)

BMW’s new X7: Where would the Bavarians hide their biggest SUV? Inside an X5, of course.

For all the high-tech assaults the German premium carmakers have made, the Range Rover still holds a unique place at the top of the luxury SUV tree. B(...)

Bank of Ireland fell 0.29 per cent, to 34 cents, with 108 million shares traded

Global equity markets fell yesterday and the euro hit a five-week low against the dollar as euro zone leaders held an emergency summit to discuss Gr(...)

In Dublin Kerry Group ended the day 0.87 per cent lower at €66.18

Equity markets around the world fell and US oil prices tumbled 6 per cent yesterday after Greece overwhelmingly voted against conditions for a rescu(...)

The group said as recently as May that shifts in currency exchange rates could hit reported revenues this year but possibly not profits

British engineering company Rolls-Royce cut its profit forecasts for this year and next, citing continued weakness in oil and gas markets plus lower d(...)

There is a growing convergence between the internet of things and the world of manufacturing. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

Often considered one of the most traditional areas of business, the manufacturing sector is outstripping every other industry in the adoption of cutti(...)

Even allowing for the exaggerated nomenclature employed by car companies, calling a Skoda model a Superb did raise more than a few eyebrows when the c(...)