Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

Swatch plans to start selling a timepiece that can make contactless payments in the US, Switzerland and Brazil early next year through an agreement with Visa.

Swatch plans to start selling a timepiece that can make contactless payments in the US, Switzerland and Brazil early next year through an agre(...)

Eric Migicovsky at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

“There’s 14 billion wrists in the world,” says Eric Migicovsky with a smile. There is a very good reason he has an interest in wrists and what can go (...)

14-16 Lord Edward Street: producing a rent roll of €476,000

An American investor has paid €7.1 million – €1 million above the guide price – for a landmark office block virtually opposite Dublin Castle at 14-16 (...)

Kingspan was one of the day’s better performers, climbing 1.25 per cent to €23.01

Car makers, miners and luxury goods manufacturers led a near across-the-board fall in European shares triggered by China’s decision to devalue its cur(...)

14-16 Lord Edward Street: tenants include the Irish Film Board, Henegan & Peng Architects, Stay City and the Swatch Group.

Agent Hooke & MacDonald is guiding over €6 million for a fully let landmark office block a stone’s throw from Dublin Castle. The period building, (...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus stock was up slightly but Ryanair fell by 1.8% as speculation about an IAG bid returns. Photograph: Eric Luke

The dollar bounced back from four-month lows, while Greek bond yields jumped on worries the country would not be able to make its debt payments.Wall (...)

 Apple watch: news journalists not on the technology beat confess to glazing over when big snazzy product launches like those for the Apple Watch are reported.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

My thoughts on the Apple Watch are not sophisticated. Mostly, the way the circular app icons cluster on the interface reminds me of those dottily chee(...)

Bank of Ireland gained 1.35 per cent to close the day at 37.5 cents. Its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said the bank would in future look to grow in the UK through bolt-on acquisitions, though he indicated there were no immediate plans. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

European stocks rose yesterday, trimming their worst weekly loss of the year, as the Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent. The market in Dubli(...)

Huawei Watch: connects to your phone to give you notifications.

The smartwatch is no longer considered a novelty item, at least not as far as mobile- phone makers are concerned. It seems everyone is jumping on the (...)