SSE reported a 9.6% increase in 2014 full-year adjusted pretax profit, boosted by a strong performance in its electricity transmission operations. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Britain’s second largest energy supplier, SSE, reported a 9.6 per cent increase in 2014 full-year adjusted pretax profit, boosted by a strong performa(...)

 A resident inspects his house in the center of Dordrecht, The Netherlands, today after some areas in the  low-lying historic center of the city were flooded. Photograph: EPA

The death toll from hurricane-force Storm Xaver sweeping across northern Europe rose to six when high winds hurled a tree limb against a car, killin(...)

Emergency rescue service workers evacuate residents from flood waters in an inflatable boat in flood in Rhyl, north Wales. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters.

Hurricane-force winds cut transport and power in northern Britain and and blasted towards mainland Europe, as meteorologists warned Storm Xaver could (...)

House prices rose 3.8 per cent in the year to August, the fastest rise since October 2010. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

British inflation was higher than expected in September and house prices posted their biggest rise in almost three years in August, adding to sceptici(...)

Ryanair said it would provide passengers, business travellers and corporate travel departments with more ways to book flights. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Stocks fall on US budget concerns

The Iseq closed unchanged yesterday at 4,273.23, following a pattern set across Western markets. Traders and analysts put most of the blame for the sl(...)

Martin McAdam of Aquamarine Power

A company headed by an Irishman and using wind energy technology first designed in Qu(...)

Britain's energy regulator said it had fined gas and electricity supplier SSE £10.5 million for mis-selling, the largest fine it has ever impos(...)