Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society  arriving at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

Four more days. That’s all that’s left of the Oireachtas banking inquiry in terms of public hearings. Some nine months after the committee began takin(...)

Tony Smurfit (left) has succeeded  Gary McCann  as group chief executive officer  of Smurfit Kappa. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Packaging group Smurfit Kappa has appointed Tony Smurfit as group chief executive. Mr Smurfit succeeds Gary McGann, who retired last month. Smurfit Ka(...)

All three major US indexes were up almost 2 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday and crude oil rebounded after strong US economic data and hints from a Federal Reserve policymake(...)

Paddy Power rose by 19.5 per cent to €93 a share on foot of its announcement of a merger with UK betting exchange Betfair

European shares ended nearly two per cent lower yesterday after a volatile session, hit by a late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer (...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

A  trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

World stock markets will open on Monday seeking to recover from the worst one-day falls in nearly four years. US and European shares tumbled and com(...)

A screen shows the final tally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, yesterday.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year yesterday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent(...)

Wall Street: US crude was at a six-year low, on track for its eighth straight weekly decline.  Photograph:  Peter Morgan/Reuters

US and European shares suffered their worst one-day fall in nearly four years on Friday amid growing concerns over China’s economy hit world markets.(...)

Ryanair declined 1.9 per cent to €12.51.  Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Another day of losses for European stocks was prompted by concerns global growth is weakening and by uncertainty about the timing of an increase in US(...)

Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources regained some ground by the close, having dipped by as much as 8 per cent earlier. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

World equity indexes gained modestly yesterday after a rout last week. Positive US housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing rep(...)