Ryanair advanced 1.3 per cent to €12.98 on a day that saw positive first-quarter numbers from Air France KLM

European stocks continued their losing streak as the latest batch of earnings failed to lift investor sentiment rendered gloomy by the lacklustre econ(...)

 BP reported a first quarter loss of $583 million  against profits of $2.6 billion a year earlier as it continues to suffer from sharply lower oil prices. (Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

BP said on Tuesday it could cut capital spending further after reporting an 80 per cent drop in profits in the first quarter of the year, when oil pr(...)

St Patrick’s Day in London: There are 660,000 Republic-born people living in Britain who will be entitled to vote, plus 1.5 million with varying degrees of Irishness in their identity. Photograph: by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The UK’s referendum on EU membership matters. It matters a lot, more even than a clutch of elections. Indeed, the potential historic significance of t(...)

Marks & Spencer: the retailer rose today, extending a rally from yesterday when its results beat forecasts

Global equity markets bounced, paced by a jump in oil prices today, but were still on track for a weekly decline. The Iseq rose as stocks on Wall St(...)

Susan McKeown: “With such an ambitious and innovative project, it takes one person to begin it, to commit to making it happen.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

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“This acquisition will significantly strengthen our business in Denmark, as well as further develop our presence in the retail market for transport fuels, following our previous acquisitions in the European retail petrol station market in Sweden and France,” said Tommy Breen, DCC’s chief executive.

DCC, the fuel-to-electronics conglomerate, is to pay 300 million kroner (€40 million) for a Danish commercial, aviation and retail fuels business prev(...)

Telefonica UK chief executive Ronan Dunne, who moved to the UK from Ireland in 1987, recently  signed a letter published in the Times  which said leaving the EU would deter investment, threaten jobs and put the UK economy at risk. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Ronan Dunne joined the heads of some of Britain’s biggest companies in signing a letter in support of the UK staying in the European Union, but does n(...)

Last month Shell announced its annual earnings tumbled to $3.8 billion last year, from $19 billion in 2014

The chief executive of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell saw his annual pay cut after the tumbling cost of crude took its toll on the group. Shell’s latest (...)

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