Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, in Dublin last month following a parliamentary hearing into the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh says he would be “delighted” to see Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic s(...)

The Irish Dairy Board’s rebranding as Ornua became official today on the eve of the lifting of EU milk quotas.The co-op, which trades under the Kerryg(...)

The latest Entrepreneurs Index highlights that the proportion of high-growth companies in the North increased by 5.5 per cent in the 12 months to March 2014.

Northern Ireland was the only region bar Scotland in the UK to show evidence of a rise in high-growth business, with revenues between £2.5 million and(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry waits with others before a meeting with Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Pool via The New York Times 1:28

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said he would rejoin talks on Iran’s nuclear programme in Lausanne later on Tuesday and said there was a good (...)

Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Attahiru Jega, left, views election results  in Abuja. In a cliffhanger of an election, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari has taken the lead by 2 million votes. The US and Britain warned of “disturbing indications” that the tally could be subject to political interference. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP

The most competitive presidential race ever in Africa’s largest democracy continued to play out late into Monday night, with the incumbent president f(...)

Seconds out. Parliament dissolved. The queen has given her approval – although she has no formal role in the dissolution – and the bout is finally on.(...)

A policeman stands guard in Boschetti Street in Gibraltar where four people including a baby were found dead on March 30th, 2015. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

A couple and two children, including a baby, have been found dead with stab wounds in an apparent murder-suicide in an apartment in Gibraltar. Police (...)

A car carrying British prime minister David Cameron leaves Buckingham Palace after he  had a private audience with  Queen Elizaberth to formalise the dissolution of parliament in London on Monday. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images.

Campaigning in Britain’s closest election in decades ramped up on Monday after prime minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament(...)

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L), US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2nd L), US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (2nd R) wait to start a meeting with  Iranian officials in Lausanne. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their dea(...)

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Ed Milliband speaks during Labour’s spring rally in Birmingham, central England. In a full-page advert in the Financial Times newspaper  Labour warns the threat of a British exit from the EU is “the biggest risk to British business”. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Britain’s opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband will say on Monday that prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to hold a referendum on European Union me(...)