Mario Draghi: the   president of the European Central Bank dropped a clear signal that more stimulus measures would be forthcoming. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European shares took a break from slumping on Thursday. Stocks rose after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi dropped a clear signal(...)

Dublin heavyweight CRH was down 2.3% on the day

Global equities slipped yesterday, hit by weakness in the commodity sector, as concerns over the Chinese economy resurfaced after it allowed the yuan (...)

Ryanair enjoyed good activity on Thursday but was a bit quieter on Friday as well as marginally weaker

Tourism stocks continue to lag after the terror attacks in Paris last week and in Mali on Friday, while airline stocks also came under pressure. Trade(...)

The building materials giant’s stock climbed 5 per cent to close at €26.76. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Key stock markets in Europe and Asia rallied as expectations built that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month, while the US dol(...)

Shareholders in Standard Life will not be pursued by Revenue for tax on the “return of value” earlier this year after Minister for Finance Michael Noo(...)

Final 10 million shares will be given to Royal Mail employees, raising the stake held by workers to 12 per cent. Photograph: PA.

The UK government unloaded its final stake in Royal Mail, completing the privatisation of the postal service in two years as chancellor of the exchequ(...)

Darren Johnston was granted bail at Belfast Magistrates’ Court pending the outcome of an appeal against the six-month jail term imposed on him. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A postal worker who stole nearly £1,300 in cash gifts sent by mail has been sentenced to six months in jail. Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard Darren J(...)

British chancellor George Osborne: questions are being asked about why the UK government is selling its 36.5 per cent stake in King’s Cross now, when it is only expected to raise £360 million. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/PA Wire

As if to prove there are still government employees working in August, the UK chancellor fired the starting gun on the sale of London’s King’s Cross p(...)

Andy Burnham was speaking after warnings by his leadership rivals Liz Kendall, right, and Yvette Cooper that Labour needed to guard against being a party run only by men. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Britsh Labour Party leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has moved to silence critics who have accused his campaign’s supporters of sexism by pledging to a(...)

Britain posted the smallest budget deficit for any June since 2008 as tax revenues from personal incomes and corporate profits surged. Net borrowing (...)