Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has announced higher borrowing and £3.5 billion in extra spending cuts by 2020, with his country’s economy set to grow much more slowly than previously forecast.

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has announced higher borrowing and £3.5 billion in extra spending cuts by 2020, with his country’(...)

UK chancellor George Osborne. Headline growth rates will be revised down a few tenths of a percentage point for 2015 and 2016 to about 2.2 per cent, slower than Britain’s long-term average. Business surveys are much more muted, suggesting growth may slow further.

George Osborne’s eighth UK budget comes at a time of worsening figures on the UK economy and with the government split between those who want Britain (...)

 Testing the  Samsung Gear VR glasses at the Samsung  stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Every conference needs a buzzword or phrase. In recent years, smart, connected and social all got their turn in the spotlight, as executive after exec(...)

Members of the public beside a mural in Dublin’s Temple Bar area by street artist SUMS supporting a yes vote in the marriage equality  referendum. Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of the more unusual aspects of the marriage referendum was the decision of a number of US multinationals with significant operations here to enter(...)

The Blanchardstown Centre counts Penneys, Dunnes and Marks & Spencer among its retail offerings. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

The Blanchardstown Centre in west Dublin, Ireland’s biggest retail complex, will be put up for sale next month by its owner, Green Property Group. I(...)

The queue outside the Tesco in Cardiff before the doors opened on Black Friday.  Photo: PA Wire

Shoppers keen to bag a bargain have hit the sales as shops across the UK and Ireland opened their doors early for Black Friday, but things go(...)

 Former Apple chief executive   John Sculley at the  Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

If we need any evidence that a reputation is often beyond anyone’s control, consider the case of John Sculley. Not many people, after all, have in r(...)

Building materials group CRH gained 1.54% to close at €24.685 on trades totalling more than 800,000 shares

Markets surged yesterday after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi signalled that its stimulus programme would continue well into next (...)

EBay’s headquarters in San Jose, California

EBay reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast, helping to allay concerns about the compan(...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)