Ryanair followed up this week’s news that it made €1 billion surplus in the first half of the year with strong passenger numbers for October. Its shares added 1.07 per cent to end the day at €14.66

European shares closed off their highs yesterday amid continued fallout from the Volkswagen emissions scandal and indications from Federal Reserve cha(...)

Managing director Siobhan Talbot said the outlook for the remainder of 2015 was positive.

Food group Glanbia is in advanced discussions on a new $140 million project with its US joint venture partner South West Cheese. The project, which wi(...)

Interstate 40, in New Mexico, the US. Photograph: Commons

A four-year-old girl has died after being shot in what police say was a road rage incident in New Mexico. Authorities are searching for a suspect aft(...)

Nacho Valdes: “When I was in Mexico working as an accountant I thought I was the best in the world. But trust me, I’m happier now.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Nacho Valdes: arrived from Mexico in February Nacho Valdes hated being late for his English class. He sprinted down the street in a desperate (...)

Image of Billy the Kid playing croquet. Photograph: Kagin’s

Henry McCarty, known in Wild West lore as Billy the Kid, lived a brief and violent life, before his death in a gunfight aged 21. He lived with a gun (...)

Pope Francis arrives to give a mass in Holguin, Cuba, a cradle of Catholic faith and home of Fidel and Raul Castro. Photograph: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

During the visit of Pope Francis to the US, which starts on Tuesday, the pontiff will address a group of 200 poor and sick beneficiaries of Catholic c(...)

A handout photo from Twitter user Bradley Hampton used with permission shows British Airways flight 2276 en route to London’s Gatwick Airport on fire at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Photograph: Bradley Hampton/Twitter/EPA

A British Airways jetliner engine caught fire as the airplane was departing on a London-bound flight from Las Vegas on Tuesday, forcing the pilot to (...)

US border patrol agents detaining undocumented immigrants  after they crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

“Anyone truly interested in US-Mexican border issues needs to stay for more than an afternoon,” says Judith Zafferini, a Democratic state senator for (...)

Two tourists from France were found dead after hiking in New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument.

Two tourists from France have been found dead after hiking in New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument, but a young boy was rescued, authorities sai(...)

An aurora a million times brighter than aurora borealis was detected over a  failed star  by a team led by NUI Galway graduate Dr Gregg Hallinan

The Irish astronomer involved in identifying the most powerful aurora recorded around a failed star outside the solar system has criticised the Govern(...)