Brent is on   track for its fourth straight monthly decline, having risen in only two of the past 14 months.  Photograph: David Karp/Bloomberg News.

Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years. Brent crude futu(...)

Naomi Algeo, who lives in London, says she was “disheartened” by a recent JobBridge advertisement offering just €50 on top of the dole for a qualified clinical psychologist.

Two days after her grandmother’s funeral last January, Naomi Algeo (24) emigrated to London to take up her first permanent job as an occupational t(...)

Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside the Erawana shrine in central Bangkok

The bomb that devastated the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok recently can be expected to have an effect on an economy previously seen as almost invu(...)

 Construction  on Dublin’s northside docklands. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

Planning permission has been sought for the first phase of one of the largest developments planned for Dublin’s docklands under Dublin City Council’(...)

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan  is among the nominees for the Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young People. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan has been nominated for an international award previously bestowed upon both John F Kennedy and Henry Kissing(...)

The National Search and Rescue Agency has confirmed contact was lost with a passenger plane carrying 54 passengers in Papua, Indonesia.

An Indonesian domestic passenger aircraft carrying 54 people has crashed in the Oktabe area of Papua, a government official said on Sunday. The plane (...)

Francis Bailey says the war “was not a piece of history for me. It directly affected my life.”

Francis Bailey joined the Royal Engineers in England after the Luftwaffe bombed him and his family out of their home in Birmingham. Born in October 1(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the start of the trading day in New York. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

European shares rallied on Thursday after China’s central bank said there was no basis for further yuan depreciation after a devaluation this week tha(...)

A display of gold bracelets. Initiatives such as the rollout of Pandora’s online business and a collaboration with Walt Disney helped improve revenue

Danish jeweller Pandora raised its annual sales forecast for the second time this year as it ramps up store openings amid strong demand for charm brac(...)

Avolon founder and chief executive Dómhnal Slattery, stands to make more than €32m on the deal if it goes through. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Aircraft lessor Avolon moved a step closer to a $2.6 billion (€2.36 billion) sale that could earn chief executive Dómhnal Slattery more than €32 mil(...)