Ryanair shares fell 2.08 per cent yesterday, closing at €7.31. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks fell yesterday as fears grew over escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Analysts say that investors (...)

Liberty Global  is putting the final touches on an acquisition of Dutch broadband provider Ziggo  as the cable company expands its European operations. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Liberty Global, the company controlled by billionaire John Malone, has agreed to fully take over Dutch broadband provider Ziggo NV for €4.9 billion t(...)

The big news of the day was that Paddy Power expects full-year operating profits to be about €11 million lower than it forecast three months ago. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

There was a step back from the record levels seen in Wall Street yesterday that set a downbeat tone for markets. Traders in Dublin said the recent pas(...)

‘There is no more money in Europe’: Orange chief executive Stephane Richard has told a telecommunications conference in Brussels that Europe will have to be willing to pay for new technologies. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Europe has become stifling for expansion and investment in the telecommunications industry, and new regulations cutting roaming charges will only make(...)

Low-cost airline Ryanair slipped 0.3 per cent to €6.61 in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

European equities fell, extending their weekly losses, as a drop in oil and gas stocks following the UK parliament’s rejection of a motion for militar(...)

Bank of Ireland was the star performer of the day, gaining 6.3 per cent.

European stocks climbed yesterday as strong Chinese factory data fuelled a rally in mining shares, while buoyant euro zone banks propelled French and (...)

Telefonica’s German unit agreed to buy Royal KPN’s E-Plus mobile-phone business for €5 billion in cash. Photo: Bloomberg

Telefonica’s German unit agreed to buy Royal KPN’s E-Plus mobile-phone business for €5 billion in cash and a stake in the combined entity to add users(...)