Ireland France Chamber of Commerce president  Jim Rice: “Over half of our members have witnessed higher levels of business activity and have increased staffing numbers, which can only be a positive signal.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A survey by the Ireland France Chamber of Commerce has found 69 per cent of its members expect to recruit more staff in the next three months, with(...)

European Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas:  wouldn’t comment on Germany’s controversial blocking of lower limits on carbon dioxide emissions for cars

Nobody yet knows what the winning automotive fuel of the future will be. By 2050, it could be electricity, compressed natural gas, harmless biofuels, (...)

CRH, which accounts for over 25 per cent of the Iseq, slid 1.76 per cent to €15.375 in Dublin yesterday

European stocks tumbled as new figures showed German investor confidence unexpectedly dropped this month. Market watchers blamed increasing risks in t(...)

Invensys said Schneider, which confirmed only that it had made a proposal, was considering an offer of 505p a share in cash and stock. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The prospect of a bid battle powered Invensys shares to a 10-year high yesterday, after the British engineer said it had received a £3.3 billion takeo(...)

After a “naming and shaming” exercise by US authorities in February, Chinese hackers stopped their activities but have now renewed them.

Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China’s People’s Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from(...)