Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)

Bank of Ireland rose nearly 1 per cent to close at 35 cent, buoyed by a sector-wide surge in stocks

Banks led European stocks higher after equities completed the biggest quarterly advance since 2009. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent to (...)

The company has scheduled a special event in San Fransisco on Monday where it is expected to showcase Apple Watch

Applehas allowed some companies to test their apps on its yet-to-be-launched Apple Watch and adjust the tools to the watch’s design, Bloomberg reporte(...)

Incoming Aer Lingus chief executive Liam Kavanagh has said  the IAG deal would boost passenger numbers on the airline’s Heathrow routes. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A deal with International Airlines Group (IAG) will boost passenger numbers on the routes between Ireland and Heathrow that are at the centre of the(...)

Snowmen wearing the world’s flags at Davos 2015.

An evergreen joke among speakers at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos warns against making predictions. Whatever you say, the punchli(...)

A beach in Ölüdeniz, Turkey, one of the hot spots for 2015 2:47

BELGRADE Recent history relegated Serbia to the role of international pariah, but that’s all changed now and Belgrade has reaffirmed itsel(...)

Bjorn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle. The airline has been seeking to launch a low-cost transatlantic route via the Republic

The chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle, which is seeking to launch a low-cost, long-haul airline via Ireland, has rejected arguments by US airli(...)

Roy Keane: The focus on the Alex Ferguson feud, the sport’s most tiresome quarrel, suggested that recent signs of a genuine softening in Keane’s thinking and perspective were deceptive. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

What’s your favourite Roy Keane story? Is it Robbie Savage’s voicemail, John Hartson’s crisps or Abba on the bus at Sunderland? Is it the one about th(...)

Rusal Sayanogorsk Aluminium Smelter is seen at sunset near the town of Sayanogorsk in Russia’s Siberian Khakassia region. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Russia’s United Company Rusal, which owns the Aughinish Alumina plant in Shannon, today reported it had returned to profit for the first time in five (...)

Almunecar in Spain is a pleasant place to enjoy some winter sunshine

I am taking early retirement at the end of the year. My partner and I would like to take the opportunity to spend some time in a warmer climate in Jan(...)