The oil and gas sector extended its gains, rising 2.8 per cent overall as shares in Royal Dutch Shell and BP rallied, helped by a rise in oil prices.

European shares rose as a surge in oil helped offset sliding banks, while investors speculated on the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Is(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

Ryanair, one of the weightiest stocks on the Iseq, contributed to yesterday’s decline by falling 2.37 per cent to close at €6.82. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Iseq’s bad run continued yesterday. The index fell by 1 per cent on international economic concerns, its worst three-day run since July 2012.Europ(...)

Spectators view the Solar Impulse following  in Chantilly, Virginia. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The final leg of the first trans-United States flight in a fully solar-powered aircraft began today. The plane, named Solar Impulse, took off from Was(...)

The beautiful Art Nouveau stairwell of the Musee Horta in Brussels

Art Nouveau, it seems, is having a moment. And it makes sense that the flamboyant fin de siè (...)