Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

Glenn Frey of the Eagles performs at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 28th, 2008. Photograph: Chang Lee/The New York Times

Tributes have been paid to Eagles frontman Glenn Frey after he died at the age of 67. He died in New York from complications of rheumatoid arthriti(...)

Wow Air chief executive Skúli Mogensen: the airline is already flying from Dublin to Logan Airport in Boston and Baltimore, via Reykjavik

Icelandic carrier Wow Air is considering using Dublin Airport as a base for expansion beyond its current market, according to its chief executive, Skú(...)

Glenn Frey performs at a concert in honour of Monaco’s Prince Albert II and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock  in Monaco in 2011. Photograph: Reuters

Glenn Frey, the prolific guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles, died on Monday at age 67, the American rock band known for (...)

Long-haul traffic increased by 19 per cent last year, while short-haul traffic was up by 15 per cent

Dublin Airport could raise passenger charges to pay for the new runway that it looks increasingly likely to build, after passenger numbers hit a recor(...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson, his wife Monika and James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, at a party in the Light House cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

For some months, there has been cautious talk of domestic success at the Academy Awards. Both Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, People’s Choice Award winner (...)

Saoirse Ronan at last Sunday night’s  Golden Globe Awards. The Irish star has recieved a best actress nomination for her performance in   Brooklyn, which also got  a Best Picture  nod alongside Lenny Abrahamson’s Room. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

In an extraordinary day for the Irish film industry, both Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn have been nominated for best picture at(...)

 A general view of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Getty Images

The American Powerball lottery was won at a record breaking jackpot of $1,568 billion (€ 1.46 billion) on Wednesday. That is quite a substantial wed(...)

Alan Rickman.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed(...)