There were mixed fortunes for Aer Lingus and Ryanair yesterday. Aer Lingus rose by 2.1 per cent to €1.43 on low volumes but Ryanair declined by 2.7 per cent to €6.346. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks were little changed this week, following four weeks of gains, as euro- area economic growth missed estimates, and investors weighed eq(...)

There were contrasting fortunes for Aer Lingus and Ryanair yesterday

European stocks were little changed as Russia restarted military drills along its border with Ukraine, offsetting gains by com(...)

Vincent Crowley, IN&M chief executive: news that he is to step down met a  marginal response on the Iseq, as a broker said  there had been “rumours for some time”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US stocks climbed yesterday as remarks from Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen bolstered confidence that(...)

Vodafone has said shareholders will receive 0.026 shares in Verizon Communications plus 36.5 cent for each Vodafone share they own. Photo: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

Ireland’s 383,000 Vodafone shareholders will receive a cash payment of 36.5 cent for each share they hold in the company after the company clar(...)

Vodafone has said shareholders will receive 0.026 shares in Verizon Communications for each Vodafone share they own. Photo: Bloomberg

Vodafone has said shareholders will receive 0.026 shares in Verizon Communications for each Vodafone share they own as part of their payout f(...)

A logo sits on a sign above the entrance of a Vodafone store, operated by Vodafone Group Plc in London. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AT&T, the second-largest US mobile-phone company, said it doesn’t plan to make an offer for Vodafone Group . “At the request of the UK takeover pa(...)

A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph:  Jim Urquhart/Reuters

The US government’s gathering of Americans’ phone records is likely unlawful, a judge ruled today and ordered the suspension of the collection of dat(...)

The National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland. The agency has secretly circumvented or cracked much of the digital scrambling that protects global commerce, e-mails, phone calls, medical records and web searches, according to newly disclosed documents. Photograph: Government handout via The New York Times

The National Security Agency routinely violated court-ordered privacy protections between 2006 and 2009 by examining phone numbers without sufficient (...)

John Boehner, speaker of the US House of Representatives,  who  said  yesterday he supported the US president’s call for action against the Assad regime in Syria, renewing jitters among investors. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Iseq closed down just a fraction yesterday, as a week-long rally in European shares stalled because of ongoing concerns about potential western mi(...)

A decade of on-off talks between Vodafone and Verizon Communications came to a head two months ago when their two chiefs met in a San Francisco hotel (...)