In Dublin, Ryanair closed up 2.3 per cent, while while Paddy Power, which is preparing a merger with Betfair, was up 1.3 per cent after €240 million worth of its shares changed hands. Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

European stokcks rallied on Friday, trimming their worst January drop since 2008. The Iseq rose more than 2 per cent while the FTSE climbed 2.4 per c(...)

The National Lottery website and ticket machines were brought down on Wednesday by a cyber attack, the operator has confirmed. Lotto customers were u(...)

Ronan Dunne: ‘To me social media is the digital equivalent of walking the shop floor. I get to engage with customers.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

As the chief executive officer of Telefónica UK, which trades as O2, Ronan Dunne makes it a priority to read every single customer email. Quite a few(...)

People walk past a picture of Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy outside the People’s Party (PP) headquarters in Madrid

European shares edged higher on Monday, buoyed by gains in carmaker Volkswagen and telecoms equipment manufacturer Ericsson, although an inconclusive (...)

Ryanair was one of the best performers on the Iseq, finishing up almost 2 per cent. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Equity markets retreated after Thursday’s gains, and investors focused again on the underlying weaknesses in the global economy. Investors showed re(...)

Asavie CEO Ralph Shaw. Dublin-based technology firm Asavie is to create 106 jobs over the next 2.5 years.

Dublin-based technology firm Asavie is to create 106 jobs over the next 2.5 years. The company is looking to recruit people in the areas of engineeri(...)

Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway: “You’re hired to hit the ground running. That’s the thrill of the job.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

They’re starting to build houses again, which is good news for Virgin Media Ireland and its newly installed boss Tony Hanway, because “it is, excuse (...)

 Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall: Along with  businessman John Mills and economist Vicky Pryce, he will lead a panel discussion on Brexit  at a conference London. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Irish business leaders in Britain will consider the impact of a possible British withdrawal (Brexit) from the EU at the annual conference of the Iri(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

Ryanair followed up this week’s news that it made €1 billion surplus in the first half of the year with strong passenger numbers for October. Its shares added 1.07 per cent to end the day at €14.66

European shares closed off their highs yesterday amid continued fallout from the Volkswagen emissions scandal and indications from Federal Reserve cha(...)