The boards of Lafarge and Holcim  are due to announce the companies’ merger today. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg

  The world’s two largest cement makers, France’s Lafarge and Holcim of Switzerland, have agreed the terms of a merger that would create a(...)

French President Francois Hollande and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of spring European head of states Summit at EU council headquaters in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

SUZANNE LYNCH Chancellor Angela Merkel toughened her stance on Crimea for Thu(...)

Eddie Haughey, who has died in a helicopter accident in eastern England, was a self-made multimillionaire and entrepreneur who had exceptional driv(...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Irish exporters shipped €86.9 billion worth of goods to more than 200 countries and territories last year. They sold snails to France, guns to (...)

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Here in Ireland there aren’t many alternatives to Netflix when it comes to streaming movies and television shows. While this isn’t really a big(...)

Peru’s president Ollanta Humala lays a wreath during a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem this month. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

A 110-year-old woman believed to be the oldest survivor of the Holocaust and who endured the ordeal partly through her passion for music, has d(...)

Bugatti Veyron: even with the €1 million-plus price tag, VW loses at least €2 million on each one sold

Bugatti has been either a roaring success or a crashing failure for Volkswagen. From a technical point of view it has been good. In spit(...)

We could all do with a little downsizing. I know: it’s February, and the gyms, cycle paths and aqua-fit classes are still full of people all th(...)

The report places the EU, often portrayed as one of the globe’s cleanest regions, in an unflattering light. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Corruption is a problem for almost half the companies doing business in Europe, a survey by the European Commission said today, and an increasing numb(...)

Alex Ferguson was today confirmed as Uefa’s new coaching ambassador. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Republic of Ireland will be among the second seeds for Euro 2016 qualifying after Uefa outlined plans for the preliminary competition in Nyon tod(...)

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