Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: the dollar index fell for a fourth day on the latest batch of soft US data, which dampened expectations for US interest rate hikes this year. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Another volatile trading session saw European stocks end the day lower, although the London market rallied and made gains of more than 1 per cent. Fl(...)

Rolling annual traffic to January grew 17 per cent to 102.9 million.

Ryanair passenger traffic rose by 25 per cent in January to 7.48 million, new figures show. For the same month a year earlier the airline carried 5.9(...)

Ryanair announced last month that it plans to open a new base at Belfast from March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Six Northern Ireland firms are planning to create a further 115 full- and part- time jobs as a result of increased business opportunities at Belfast I(...)

Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

Fruit importer Fyffes added 3.41 per cent to end the day at €1.396

European shares fell on Tuesday as oil dropped again and investors weighed earnings from a number of companies, including BP and UBS. Dealers noted(...)

A trip to space for you and your friends might be just the ticket if you’ve got a pile of money after the EuroMillions win. File photograph: Getty Images

This big EuroMillions win - what could a person do with all that loot? This week Pep Guardiola signed a three-year deal to manage Manchester City on (...)

Ryanair looks like it has little to fear once oil prices eventually begin rising again

Ryanair almost doubled the profits that it earned from each passenger that it carried in the three months ended December 31st – its third quarter, acc(...)

Lufthansa has already tried its hand at budget flying with the short-haul Germanwings service, which is now being merged into the new Eurowings business. (

Ryanair is set to fly more passengers than Lufthansa for the first time this year, heaping pressure on the German carrier to make a success of Eurowin(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The airline  raised its full-year traffic forecast again to 106 million from a previously guided 105 million

Shares in Ryanair surged on Monday after it announced third quarter pretax profits that were 110 per cent higher . The airline said pretax profit for(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary: results due Monday. Photograph:  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
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TODAY Results: Alphabet; Bankia; LG; Ryanair; Universal. Indicators: Irish Investec manufacturing PMI (Jan); German Markit manufacturing PMI (Jan); eu(...)