Ryanair advanced 1.3 per cent to €12.98 on a day that saw positive first-quarter numbers from Air France KLM

European stocks continued their losing streak as the latest batch of earnings failed to lift investor sentiment rendered gloomy by the lacklustre econ(...)

Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, speaking at the Creative Minds: Creative Disruption economic conference in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said cyclists should be “taken out and shot” and that Dublin needs better commuter solutions than merely increasing t(...)

Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair, speaking at the Creative Minds: Creative Disruption Economic Conference in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Michael O’Leary has said Ryanair is on course to overtake Easyjet as the biggest UK carrier by the end of the year. In tandem with plans to positio(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Bryan Cooper clears the last on the way to winning the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photo:  Brian Lawless/PA

Punchestown officials have ruled out stretching Ireland’s National Hunt festival to six days despite last week’s record-breaking attendance figures. (...)

Barry Geraghty riding Ivanovich Gorbatov (right) clear the last to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle from Apple’s Jade  at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Bryan Cooper has to settle for the runner-up spot behind the record-breaking Ruby Walsh in the jockeys’ championship but will hope for the number one(...)

Vroum Vroum Mag, with Ruby Walsh on board, clears the last fence before winning the Betdaq Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

It says much about Willie Mullins’s overarching dominance that Friday’s 29 to 1 Punchestown hat-trick got widely regarded as merely being a return to (...)

Apple’s Jade and Ivanovic Gorbatov will renew their rivalry at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Apple’s Jade bids to prove there was no fluke about her jaw-dropping Aintree victory in Saturday’s AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. (...)

Ruby Walsh will ride at Punchestown after fracturing his wrist 18 days ago. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Just 18 days after suffering a hairline fracture to his wrist, Ruby Walsh returns to action with a pair of odds-on Grade One favourites at the start (...)

Yorkhill winning the Neptune Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham. His raw ability makes him something of a standout prospect at the Mullins stable. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Pipped at the post for the British trainer’s title at the weekend, Willie Mullins will be widely expected to assume his customary Punchestown dominanc(...)

Laya is moving deeper into its new rival’s core life insurance market, the ‘Sunday Times’ reported

Laya versus Irish Life Insurer Laya Healthcare is preparing a pre-emptive strike against Irish Life’s entry into health insurance by moving deeper int(...)