A Liberian burial squad carries the body of a suspected Ebola victim in the slum area of Logan Town outside Monrovia today. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The UN mission to combat Ebola wants to see significant progress in fighting the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 per cent(...)

RBS subsidiary Ulster Bank is set to record net provision releases of about £300 million. Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland has said it expects to beat expectations for the second consecutive quarter as the government-controlled bank’s recovery gather(...)

Shares in high-street retailer Next fell by as much as 5.6%. Photograph: Reuters

British retailer Next warned yesterday it will have to lower profit forecasts if unusually warm autumn weather continues and shoppers don’t buy winter(...)

Every home gets an allowance of 30,000 litres. Homes with children under 18 will get an additional allowance of 21,000 litres per child.

The end is nigh for so called free water supplies?From midnight tonight, water will stop being free. Free? Hang on, have we not always paid for our wa(...)

An image from last week  showing the Irish Naval Service  vessel LE Niamh (right)  shadowing the  yacht Makayabella  off the south west Irish coast. Photograph: EPA

A 29-year-old man arrested by British law enforcement officers has been released on bail after he was questioned about an €80 million drug smuggling o(...)

 Nicolas Roche has signed with TEam Sky for 2015. Photograph:  by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

After two years of working for Alberto Contador in the Tour de France, Nicolas Roche today confirmed he had committed to doing the same for Chris Fro(...)

 Britain’s prime minister David Cameron, Portugal’s prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho, Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and Finland’s prime minister Alexander Stubb attend an European Union leaders summit in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Britain’s economy grew more quickly than previously thought in the second quarter of this year though the start of 2014 was more sluggish, according t(...)

Protesters hold up their mobile phones as they block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters yesterday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Fresh waves of pro-democracy protesters swept into the heart of Hong Kong last night, as a leader of the civil disobedience movement urged them to ke(...)

Protesters wave mobile phones as they sing during a rally blocking the main road to the financial central district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early hours of today, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one of (...)

The Lloyds Banking Group said today that it had terminated the contracts of eight individuals and clawed back about £3 million in bonuses after its s(...)