UK stocks advanced as investors weighed earnings from companies including GKN Plc and Next Plc. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

US stocks fell yesterday as President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against Russia and warned its actions in Ukraine are “setting back decad(...)

Incoming head of United Parcel Service David Abney. Photograph: Reuters/Claro Cortes

The incoming head of United Parcel Service said today that the world’s largest parcel-delivery company will continue investing to build capacity in em(...)

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) is to seek a 6 per cent across-the-board pay increase for its members.

Staff at An Post and Eircom are to seek pay rises of 6 per cent, one of the largest percentage increases to be sought in the current series of claims (...)

Gold leaf paint: a ridiculous no-no

Neil BriscoeWe’ve all splashed out just a bit too much at one time or another. Did your TV really need gesture control, and have you ever actually us(...)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has   retired to consider the claimant’s request for €24,000, or two years salary, in compensation

A former employee of United Parcel Service (UPS) was dismissed after being told he could be a “potential bomb(...)

The Health Service Executive awarded the highest number of public sector contracts last year

The Health Service Executive (HSE) awarded more public sector contracts than any other State body last year, followed by the Office of Public W(...)

Minister for Enterprise and Jobs Richard Bruton said the results published today show that the HPSU programme goes from strength to strength. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

As many as 1,850 jobs will be created over the next three years by 122 companies backed by Enterprise Ireland. The claim was made by Min(...)

There’s nothing new about online shopping, but it seems that 2013 was the year when it really went mainstream in Ireland – with chains such as Dunnes (...)

TNT Express Ireland said it reduced its costs by 8.6 per cent in 2012.

TNT Express Ireland, a delivery service company, has reported a drop in revenue for 2012, citing a “very difficult year” for the company. A major cost(...)

Downtown Atlanta: the World of Coca-Cola is an interactive tourist attraction. Photograph: Tami Chappell

Kieran McGill, like most businessmen working out of the US southern state of Georgia, likes Atlanta because he can travel to almost all (...)